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Dunkel

or dun·kel

[ duhngk-uhl ]

noun

  1. a dark lager beer with a distinctive malt flavor and aroma.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dunkel1

First recorded in 1890–95; from German; shortening of Dunkelbier “dark beer”

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Example Sentences

The collection fetched almost twice what Dunkel paid for them 15 years ago.

When he says, "Was dort in keuscher Nacht dunkel verschlossen wacht?"

The words in his original observing book are: “ζ Lyræ wurde einen Moment sehr hell und hierauf wieder dunkel.”

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