Of, relating to, or like twilight. Or, dim; indistinct; glimmering; imperfectly luminous; obscure. The early Romans had two words for "twilight." English writers began using "crepuscular" in the 17th century, having borrowed it from the "crepusculum" used by Romans for the half-light of evening, just after the sun sets; it is a diminutive formation based on their word for "dark," which is "creper." (pr. kreh-puss'kyeh-ler)

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  • crepuscular — CREPUSCULÁR, Ă, crepusculari, e, adj. Care ţine de crepuscul. ♦ Slab luminat, abia vizibil. – Din fr. crépusculaire. Trimis de ana zecheru, 17.09.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  crepusculár adj. m., pl. crepusculári; f. sg. crepusculáră …   Dicționar Român

  • Crepuscular — Cre*pus cu*lar ( k? l?r), Crepusculous Cre*pus cu*lous ( l?s), a. [Cf. F. cr[ e]pusculaire.] 1. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous. [1913 Webster] This semihistorical and crepuscular period. Sir G. C. Lewis.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crepuscular — adjetivo 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Del crepúsculo: luz crepuscular …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • crepuscular — [kri pus′kyo͞o lər] adj. [see CREPUSCULE] 1. of or like twilight; dim 2. active at twilight or just before sunrise [crepuscular insects] …   English World dictionary

  • crepuscular — figurative use from 1660s; lit. use from 1755, from L. crepusculum twilight, dusk, from creper dusky, of unknown origin. Especially of evening twilight …   Etymology dictionary

  • crepuscular — adj. 2 g. 1. Do crepúsculo. 2. Próprio do crepúsculo. 3. Que só aparece ao anoitecer …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • crepuscular — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al crepúsculo. U. t. en sent. fig.) 2. Se dice del estado de ánimo, intermedio entre la conciencia y la inconsciencia, que se produce inmediatamente antes o después del sueño natural, o bien a consecuencia de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • crepuscular — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling or relating to twilight. ORIGIN from Latin crepusculum twilight …   English terms dictionary

  • Crepuscular — For the atmospheric optical effect, see crepuscular rays. Adult Firefly or Lightning Bug – a crepuscular beetle Photuris lucicrescens Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight, that is during dawn and dusk …   Wikipedia

  • crepuscular — ► adjetivo 1 Del crepúsculo: ■ se dejó envolver por la penumbra crepuscular que entraba por las vidrieras. 2 SICOLOGÍA Se aplica al estado de ánimo que está entre la consciencia y la inconsciencia. ► adjetivo/ sustantivo masculino 3 ZOOLOGÍA Se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • crepuscular — adjective Date: 1668 1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight ; dim < crepuscular light > 2. occurring or active during twilight < crepuscular insects > < crepuscular activity > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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