Definition of crepuscular in English:

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Pronunciation: /krəˈpəskyələr/


1Of, resembling, or relating to twilight.
Example sentences
  • It's a well-worn dichotomy, but the song's gently strummed guitar and the high, wending melody that draws nearer, moving like mysterious lights in the crepuscular sky, invest it with new promise.
  • Deskbound in the yellow room during the crepuscular hour, I'm typing scientific syntax, window flung open.
  • It felt good to stretch my legs walking up the hill and the flowers were glorious in the crepuscular light.
1.1 Zoology (Of an animal) appearing or active in twilight.
Example sentences
  • Red foxes are terrestrial and either nocturnal or crepuscular.
  • Thus it may normally be crepuscular or nocturnal in its feeding and swimming behavior.
  • Most communication systems in luminescent fireflies have been studied in nocturnal species; little is known concerning communication in crepuscular and diurnal species.


Mid 17th century: from Latin crepusculum 'twilight' + -ar1.

Words that rhyme with crepuscular

majuscular, minuscular, muscular

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Syllabification: cre·pus·cu·lar

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