Today’s Word : darkle

Word: darkle

PRONUNCIATION:

(DAHR-kuhl)

MEANING:

verb tr., intr.: To make or become dark, indistinct, or gloomy.

ETYMOLOGY:

Back-formation from darkling (in the dark), from Middle English derkeling. Earliest documented use: 1819.

USAGE:

“The silhouettes of builders and road-construction equipment darkled against the sky.”
Dovletmurad Orazkuliev; New Roads in Country; Neitralnii Turkmenistan; Jul 6, 2010.

 

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