intransitive verb (darkled; darkling) Etymology: back-formation from darkling Date: 1800 1. a. to become clouded or gloomy b. to grow dark 2. to become concealed in the dark

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  • Darkle — Dar kle (d[aum]r k l), v. i. [Freq. of dark.] To grow dark; to show indistinctly. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • darkle — index obscure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • darkle — [där′kəl] vi. darkled, darkling [< DARKLING] Literary 1. to appear dark or unclear 2. to grow dark and gloomy …   English World dictionary

  • darkle — kəl intransitive verb (darkled ; darkled ; darkling k(ə)liŋ ; darkles) Etymology: back formation from darkling (II) 1. : to lurk in the dark : lie concealed in or as if in the dark children playing tag darkled in the corners …   Useful english dictionary

  • darkle — /dahr keuhl/, v.i., darkled, darkling. 1. to appear dark; show indistinctly. 2. to grow dark, gloomy, etc. [1790 1800; back formation from DARKLING, adv. taken as prp.] * * * …   Universalium

  • darkle — verb /ˈdɑːk(ə)l/ a) To be dark; to be visible only darkly. Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown, / And grimly darkled oer the faces pale [...]. b) To become dark; to show indistinctly …   Wiktionary

  • darkle — v. grow dark or gloomy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • darkle — dar·kle …   English syllables

  • darkle — dar•kle [[t]ˈdɑr kəl[/t]] v. i. kled, kling 1) to appear dark; show indistinctly 2) to grow dark, gloomy, etc • Etymology: 1790–1800; back formation from darkling, taken as prp …   From formal English to slang

  • darkle — /ˈdakəl/ (say dahkuhl) verb (i) (darkled, darkling) 1. to appear dark; show indistinctly. 2. to grow dark, gloomy, etc. {backformation from darkling (adverb) taken as present participle} …  

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