|1.||[ adjective ] lighted by or as if by 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"
|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|