adjective, dank·er, dank·est.
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Origin of dank
OTHER WORDS FROM dankdankly, adverbdankness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for dank
Breaths born of the wide sea unfiltered through forest dankness visited more keenly the nostrils of the voyagers.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
The silk of the curls on the forehead had a dankness and lifelessness which almost made her catch her breath again.Robin|Frances Hodgson Burnett
There was no time to waste, for the darkness was increasing, and the clammy dankness of the air struck to the very marrow.Big Game|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He shivered, but there was something more than the cold dankness of the air to make him shiver.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The mildew and dirt, the dark denuded dankness of that old hostel, rotting down with damp and time!The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy|John Galsworthy