noun \ˈmərk\

: darkness or fog that is hard to see through; also : dark or dirty water

Full Definition of MURK

:  gloom, darkness; also :  fog
murk adjective, archaic

Examples of MURK

  1. We could not see the bottom of the lake through the murk.
  2. <a robber lying unseen in the murk>

Origin of MURK

Middle English mirke, probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; akin to Old English mirce gloom
First Known Use: before 12th century


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