adjective, dark·er, dark·est.
- (of an l-sound) having back-vowel resonance; situated after a vowel in the same syllable.Compare clear(def 24a).
- (of a speech sound) of dull quality; acoustically damped.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- in ignorance; uninformed: He was in the dark about their plans for the evening.
- in secrecy; concealed; obscure.
Origin of dark
Related formsnon·dark, adjectivepre·dark, adjective
Examples from the Web for darker
Was it difficult revisiting any of the darker memories, like his infidelity?All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men with darker skin aren't always welcome in China, and many face routine harassment.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I knew it was going to require me going to some darker places,” he says.Josh Charles on Life After ‘The Good Wife’ and His Insane Movie ‘Bird People’|Kevin Fallon|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behind this unprecedented gesture, however, darker forces were planning a different sort of event.Nuclear Pakistan's Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister|Bruce Riedel|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But peering more closely at the photograph, taken this August, his weary brown eyes reveal a darker truth.
He soon fell asleep, but Chrysea sat at the door watching the dark clouds as they drifted over the darker houses.The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories|Mary De Morgan
The same treated with alum solution yields a medium purple, darker and bluer than that from Brazil.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
That sad, though glorious reversion of our riper and darker years?Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
It is of a darker blue colour, but spotted like its congener, each feather having from four to six spots upon it.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
Higher and darker rises shadow on the wall—now a red gloom on the ceiling—now the fire is out.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for darker
- (of complexion, hair colour, etc) not fair or blond; swarthy; brunette
- (in combination)dark-eyed
Derived Formsdarkish, adjectivedarkly, adverbdarkness, noun
Word Origin for dark
Idioms and Phrases with darker
In addition to the idioms beginning with dark
- darken someone's door
- dark horse
- in the dark
- keep someone in the dark
- leap in the dark
- shot in the dark
- whistle in the dark