1. Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley. Through dusky lane and wrangling mart. (Keble)

2. Tending to blackness in colour; partially black; dark-coloured; 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)

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