1. [ adjective ] lighted by or as if by twilight
Synonyms: twilit twilight

"The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding "the twilight glow of the sky" "a boat on a twilit river"

Related terms: dark
2. [ adjective ] naturally having skin of a dark color
Synonyms: swart swarthy dark-skinned

"a dark-skinned beauty" "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks" "a smile on his swarthy face" (`swart' is archaic)

Related terms: archaism brunet
Similar spelling:   dusk