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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dusky /ˈdʌski/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dusk·y a.
 1. Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.
    Through dusky lane and wrangling mart.   --Keble.
 2. Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.
    When Jove in dusky clouds involves the sky.   --Dryden.
    The figure of that first ancestor invested by family tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur.   --Hawthorne.
 3. Gloomy; sad; melancholy.
    This dusky scene of horror, this melancholy prospect.   --Bentley.
 4. Intellectually clouded.
    Though dusky wits dare scorn astrology.   --Sir P. Sidney.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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"
             [syn: twilight(a), twilit]
      2: naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned
         beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks";
         "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic" [syn:
         dark-skinned, swart, swarthy]
      [also: duskiest, duskier]