adjectiveWord forms: ˈduskier or ˈduskiest
SYNONYMY NOTE: dusky suggests a darkness of color or an absence of light, verging on blackness [dusky twilight]; swarthy, tawny both refer only to color, , . swarthy suggesting a dark brown verging on black [a swarthy complexion] and tawny, a yellowish brown or tan [tawny hair]
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