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murky

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adjective \ˈmər-kē\

Simple Definition of murky

  • : very dark or foggy

  • of a liquid : not clear

  • : not clearly expressed or understood

Full Definition of murky

murk·i·ermurk·i·est

  1. 1 :  characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke

  2. 2 :  characterized by thickness and heaviness of air :  foggy, misty

  3. 3 :  darkly vague or obscure <murky official rhetoric>

murk·i·ly play \-kə-lē\ adverb
murk·i·ness play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of murky

  1. She peered into one of the church's murky chapels.

  2. a politician with a murky past



14th Century

First Known Use of murky

14th century

Rhymes with murky



MURKY Defined for Kids

murky

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adjective \ˈmər-kē\

Definition of murky

murk·i·ermurk·i·est

  1. 1 :  very dark or foggy <murky skies>

  2. 2 :  cloudy 2 <murky water>

  3. 3 :  not clearly expressed or understood <The details were murky and vague. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>





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