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 darkest
What could have sustained him during these darkest of hours?
The 2014 midterms were the darkest election yet for congressional races.
I lay on my back, frozen, unable to avoid thinking the darkest thoughts.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have been led by these lizards into some of the darkest moral dead-ends in our entire history as a people.Ahmed Abu Khattala Arrest Spoils GOP’s Benghazi Party|Michael Tomasky|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obviously, the darkest corners of the Internet are rife with Flight 370 conspiracies.The Craziest Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Conspiracy Theories|Caitlin Dickson|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is always more of rainbow than of storm in his skies; their darkest shadow is but a tragic twilight.
He was also a man of the darkest shade, tall, intellect good, and wore a pleasant countenance.The Underground Railroad|William Still
By this time you are no doubt mourning me as hopelessly lost in the wilds of darkest Deanery.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer|Jessie Graham Flower
The lightest value is light , and the darkest is middle value , an average range of three steps slightly above middle value.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
But the darkest day of all was when the lot fell upon Cleodolinda, the king's only daughter.In God's Garden|Amy Steedman
British Dictionary definitions for darkest
- (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 darkest
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