- (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.
Idioms about dark
- in ignorance; uninformed: He was in the dark about their plans for the evening.
- in secrecy; concealed; obscure.
Origin of dark
synonym study for dark
OTHER WORDS FROM darknon·dark, adjectivepre·dark, adjective
How to use dark in a sentence
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
These days, the 36-year-old is lording over a far darker fantasy world.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’|Marlow Stern|November 4, 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
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He made no further remark as they descended the darker section of the stair, and she could think of nothing to say to him.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
There was the darker face—and there was Lettice; and each struggled for complete possession of her features.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
But for sure behind this mystery o' the death o' Sir Lucien there's a darker mystery still; sair dark.Dope|Sax Rohmer
It is tolerably certain that this is a corrupt form of the passage, and only makes the matter darker.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for dark
- (of complexion, hair colour, etc) not fair or blond; swarthy; brunette
- (in combination)dark-eyed
Derived forms of darkdarkish, adjectivedarkly, adverbdarkness, noun
Word Origin for dark
Other Idioms and Phrases with dark
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