Dark - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɑːrk|  American pronunciation of the word dark
Brit.  |dɑːk|  British pronunciation of the word dark
- absence of light or illumination (syn: darkness)
- absence of moral or spiritual values (syn: darkness, wickedness)
- an unilluminated area (syn: darkness, shadow)
- the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside (syn: night, nighttime)
- an unenlightened state (syn: darkness)
- brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
- stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable (syn: black, sinister)
- secret
- showing a brooding ill humor (syn: dour, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen)
- lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture (syn: benighted)
- marked by difficulty of style or expression (syn: obscure)
- causing dejection (syn: blue, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry)
- not giving performances; closed


She sat in the dark room alone.

Soon it will be dark enough to see the stars.

It was a dark and stormy night.

Dark clouds of smoke were coming from the windows.

She's wearing a dark suit to the interview.

You've got dark circles under your eyes this morning.

He's 12 years old and still afraid of the dark.

The burglars hid in the dark between the two buildings.

He bought the kids special rings that glow in the dark.

We'd better get home before dark.

They waited until after dark to begin their escape.

He uses lots of darks in his decorating.

Wash the lights and the darks separately.

The room was kept dark.

It was too dark to read.

Word forms

comparative: darker
superlative: darkest
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