darkle

[ dahr-kuh l ]
/ ˈdɑr kəl /
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verb (used without object), dar·kled, dar·kling.

to appear dark; show indistinctly.
to grow dark, gloomy, etc.

Nearby words

  1. darken,
  2. darken someone's door,
  3. darkened,
  4. darkie,
  5. darkish,
  6. darkling,
  7. darkling beetle,
  8. darkly,
  9. darkness,
  10. darkroom

Origin of darkle

1790–1800; back formation from darkling, adv. taken as present participle

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British Dictionary definitions for darkle

darkle

/ (ˈdɑːkəl) /

verb archaic, or literary

to grow dark; darken
(intr) to appear dark or indistinct

Word Origin for darkle

C19: back formation from darkling

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