Word Wednesday.



1: of, relating to, or resembling twilight: Dim.

2: occurring or active during twilight: Crepuscular insects.

[Origin: Latin crepusculum, from creper dusky.]


“The Arcadian hated this time of day. That crepuscular transition between the dying day and the not-yet-born night. It was the heavy trudge home, the missed opportunities of the day, the optimism that had arrived with morning now transformed into failure and sadness. Or maybe it was just him. Maybe everyone else liked it. Thought it contained the possibility of fun, adventure. Looked forward to seeing what the night brought.

Maybe.” – The Doll’s House, Tania Carver.


  1. chigau (違う) says

    Crepuscular is a common word in zoology.
    Usually referring to creatures what are most active in twilight; dawn and dusk.
    In non-zoology, the word almost always has sinister connotations.
    Are Cheeto’s 3AM toilet-tweets crepuscular?