[dahrk-suh m]


dark; darkish.

Origin of darksome

First recorded in 1520–30; dark + -some1
Related formsdark·some·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for darksome

Historical Examples of darksome

  • Inez followed him into this darksome hole, and the wall closed behind them.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The daylight came down the hatch, but for all that the cabin was darksome.

    The Frozen Pirate

    W. Clark Russell

  • She swore it in that shadowy spot—in that dread and darksome hour.

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid

  • She was looking at me, and not at the darksome place about her.

    The Millionaire Baby

    Anna Katharine Green

  • Sweet-mouthed she was, and fair he wist; And again in the darksome wood they kissed.

    Poems by the Way

    William Morris

British Dictionary definitions for darksome



literary dark or darkish
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