verb (used without object), dar·kled, dar·kling.
to appear dark; show indistinctly.
to grow dark, gloomy, etc.
Origin of darkle
1790–1800; back formation from darkling, adv. taken as present participle
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Historical Examples of darkle
Whom It quickens, let them darkle to extinction swift and sure.A Cluster of Grapes
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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