slightly dark: a darkish color.

Origin of darkish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dark, -ish1
Related formsdark·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for darkish

Historical Examples of darkish

  • He used to be darkish iron-grey, but his hair went snow-white in a fortnight.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The animal had small eyes, and was of darkish color, almost black.

    A Treasury of Eskimo Tales

    Clara Kern Bayliss

  • Over there, coming through that darkish spot between the foothills?

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • Perhaps she had been sitting over the fire in a darkish room.


    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • Indeed it is, Bellew, especially when the night happens to be also darkish.

    Wrecked but not Ruined

    R.M. Ballantyne