Crepuscule vs Gloaming - What's the difference?

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Crepuscule is a synonym of gloaming.

As nouns the difference between crepuscule and gloaming

is that crepuscule is twilight while gloaming is (poetry|scotland|uk|north england) twilight, as at early morning or (especially) early evening; dusk.



Alternative forms

* crepuscle


(en noun)
  • Twilight.
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 54:
  • Van watched them with the same pleasurable awe he had experienced as a child, when, lost in the purple crepuscule of an Italian hotel garden, in an alley of cypresses, he supposed they were golden ghouls or the passing fancies of the garden.

    Derived terms

    * crepuscular

    See also

    * smokefall * crepusculum




    (en noun)
  • (poetry, Scotland, UK, North England) twilight, as at early morning or (especially) early evening; dusk
  • * 1898 — , Book 1, ch 6
  • You may imagine the young people brushed up after the labours of the day, and making this novelty, as they would make any novelty, the excuse for walking together and enjoying a trivial flirtation. You may figure to yourself the hum of voices along the road in the gloaming ...
  • * 2001 — David Lodge, Thinks...
  • I clung to her nipples as she soared and swooped through the gloaming , scooping up insects, and I remember the shapes of things that she flew between, above, beneath.
  • (obsolete) sullenness; melancholy
  • Synonyms

    * crepuscule, vespers, twilight, sundown, dusk, dawn


    * diurnal, daytime, daylight, as well as nocturnal, nighttime, darkness