Definition of fuscous in English:


Syllabification: fus·cous
Pronunciation: /ˈfəskəs


technical or literary
Dark and somber in color.
More example sentences
  • A tin plate heaped with rice, dal, vegetables, and burning-hot, fuscous curry is set before me.
  • If you prefer the modern, industrialised phalanx of grey and fuscous brown, then I refer you to Eamon McCann in the Belfast Telegraph.
  • A pair of fulminating fingers stretched upward like cosmological Aztec temples; clutching at the fuscous firmament as hunger surpassed civility.


mid 17th century: from Latin fuscus 'dusky' + -ous.

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