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A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.
Christopher Hitchens

Meaning of "crepuscular" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREPUSCULAR

From Latin crepusculum dusk, from creper dark.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREPUSCULAR

crepuscular  [krɪˈpʌskjʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREPUSCULAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crepuscular is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CREPUSCULAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crepuscular in the English dictionary

The definition of crepuscular in the dictionary is of or like twilight; dim. Other definition of crepuscular is active at twilight or just before dawn.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREPUSCULAR


arbuscular
ɑːˈbʌskjʊlə
avascular
əˈvæskjʊlə
cardiovascular
ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈvæskjʊlə
cerebrovascular
ˌsɛrɪbrəʊˈvæskjʊlə
corpuscular
kɔːˈpʌskjʊlə
extravascular
ˌɛkstrəˈvæskjʊlə
intermuscular
ˌɪntəˈmʌskjʊlə
intramuscular
ˌɪntrəˈmʌskjʊlə
intravascular
ˌɪntrəˈvæskjʊlə
majuscular
məˈdʒʌskjʊlə
microvascular
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈvæskjʊlə
minuscular
mɪˈnʌskjʊlə
muscular
ˈmʌskjʊlə
neuromuscular
ˌnjʊərəʊˈmʌskjʊlə
neurovascular
ˌnʊərəʊˈvæskjʊlə
nonvascular
ˌnɒnˈvæskjʊlə
opuscular
ɒˈpʌskjʊlə
oscula
ˈɒskjʊlə
renovascular
ˌriːnəʊˈvæskjʊlə
vascular
ˈvæskjʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREPUSCULAR

crepehanger
crepehanging
creperie
crepey
crepier
crepiest
crepiness
crepitant
crepitate
crepitation
crepitative
crepitus
crepoline
crepon
creps
crept
crepuscle
crepuscule
crepusculous
crepy

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREPUSCULAR

articular
auricular
binocular
calcular
circular
curricular
extracurricular
in particular
macromolecular
macular
molecular
ocular
particular
perpendicular
popular
secular
spectacular
testicular
vehicular
ventricular
vernacular

Synonyms and antonyms of crepuscular in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «crepuscular» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREPUSCULAR

Find out the translation of crepuscular to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crepuscular from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crepuscular» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黄昏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crepuscular
570 millions of speakers

English

crepuscular
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांध्यचर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شفقي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сумеречный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crepuscular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোধূলি-সংবন্ধীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crépusculaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crepuscular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dämmerig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

薄明
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어두 컴컴한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crepuscular
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

lúc chạng vạng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

crepuscular
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुंगी आलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alaca karanlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crepuscolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmierzchowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сутінковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crepuscular
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

λυκόφωτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skemervoëls
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

crepuscular
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crepuscular
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crepuscular

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREPUSCULAR»

The term «crepuscular» is regularly used and occupies the 97.540 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREPUSCULAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crepuscular

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2 QUOTES WITH «CREPUSCULAR»

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Christopher Hitchens
I'm crepuscular.
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Christopher Hitchens
A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREPUSCULAR»

Discover the use of crepuscular in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crepuscular and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crepuscular Dawn
The "genetic bomb" marks a turn in the history of humanity.
Paul Virilio, Sylvère Lotringer, 2002
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Crepuscular Tales: Five Novellettes
Ion Manta, born in 1940 in Timisoara, Romania, earned his diploma in biology.
Ion Manta, 2010
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The Crepuscular Crusaders
Graham, Max, and Tim-The Crepuscular Crusaders-must band together on a dangerous mission to recover a magical lighthouse lens from the very place where Ahuizotl dwells.
Jacob Cummer, 2010
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Light and Life in the Sea
Chapter 14 CREPUSCULAR BEHAVIOUR OF MARINE FISHES GEOFFREY W. POTTS Marine Biological Association, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB It is likely that all marine fish living in the photic zone will show behaviours ...
Peter J. Herring, 1990
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Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness Around the World
Sunbeams: Stairways to Heaven Sunbeams have long been the favorite motif in nature and inspirational photography; crepuscular rays, light and dark beams fanning out from the Sun, are the most popular. Crepuscular is from the Latin creper ...
Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E Svarney, 1999
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A Complete Course of Meteorology
It is a certain proof that we have not well interpreted the notion of the crepuscular curve : the hypothesis with which we set out was not correct. Thus the point where the visual ray drawn from the eye to the summit of the crepuscular curve meets ...
Ludwig Friedrich Kämtz, Charles Martins, Léon Louis Chrétien Lalanne, 1845
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Analysis of Results of Spectrophotometric Measurement of the ...
During the solution of inverse problems of space atmospheric optics, colormetric analysis of obtained optical data should be combined with the analysis of the amount of depression on curves of monochromatic brightness of the crepuscular ...
K. Ya Kondratev, B. V. Volynov, A. P. Galtsev, 1970
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From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory ...
Virilio and Lotringer, Crepuscular Dawn, pp. 63, 79, 85, 90, 150; for speed as the death of science itself, p. 160; cf. Paul Virilio, The Lost Dimension (1991 [1984]), excerpted as 'The Overexposed City', in Redhead, ed., The Paul Virilio Reader, ...
Michael Gardiner, 2006
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Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide
of crepuscular rays is made even more marked by simultaneous colour contrast because blue and red are complementary colours. 4.5 Crepuscular rays The word crepuscular comes from the Latin for twilight. Crepuscular rays are not ...
John Naylor, 2002
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Lights in the Sky: Identifying and Understanding ...
Correctly defined, crepuscular rays come into the category of shadow effects and appear as dark bands across the sky. However, in order to see them, there obviously must be a backdrop of light and that's where the confusion arises.
Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREPUSCULAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crepuscular is used in the context of the following news items.
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Super Furry Animals' offshoot Gulp celebrate Tour De France with …
Uncut placed Season Sun in their top albums of the year, describing it as “a spooked set of crepuscular pop, a Moogie wonderland furnished ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
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Everything's bigger in Texas, even shark research!
Sharks are active throughout the day but research has suggested that they are relatively crepuscular meaning they're more active at dawn and ... «Southern Fried Science, Jul 15»
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The Skriker, Royal Exchange, review: 'never feels sufficiently …
Frankcom's crepuscular, in-the-round staging, in which half the audience are seated at wooden tables which in turn form part of the stage, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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An ennobling darkness
She discovers she is crepuscular, or that she can be active before sunrise or at dusk, before her enemy, the sun, comes out. And so she begins ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
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The Man Who Saw America
In DeLillo's ''Underworld,'' as characters view the film, DeLillo describes at length its crepuscular, edge-of-time feeling. Since the 1970s, Frank's ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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CALENDAR FOR JUNE 30
... some of Raven Rock's crepuscular life along the way. They should bring a flashlight for this two-hour program and meet at the picnic shelter. «Sanford Herald, Jun 15»
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Concert review: Organist Christopher Houlihan opens Organ …
Martin's crepuscular Prelude fashioned of swirls and eddies of fluting counterpoint gave way to a jaunty Fugue in which bluesy sevenths ... «MassLive.com, Jun 15»
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View from the Street: Government's tantrum over ABC still rolling …
Today we do not live in a numbocracy, friends, but pour a strong one and dream of a better, largely crepuscular, burrow-dwelling future - see ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
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Outdoors calendar for June 28
Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Crepuscular Walk-Full Moon Over the Canyon,” 7 p.m., Wednesday. For all programs, call (585) ... «Buffalo News, Jun 15»
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Asia de Cuba, restaurant review: 'We're back at St Martin's Lane to …
So, like Rip Van Winkle on Red Bull, I'm heading up West, to drink cocktails in a crepuscular bar at a time I'd usually be tucked up in bed. «The Independent, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crepuscular [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crepuscular>. Apr 2020 ».
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