dark age

noun

Definition of dark age

1 :a time during which a civilization undergoes a decline: such as
a Dark Ages plural :the European historical period from about a.d. 476 to about 1000; broadly :middle ages
b or Dark Age :the Greek historical period of three to four centuries from about 1100 b.c. often plural
2 or Dark Age
a :the primitive period in the development of something usually plural
  • in the dark ages of medicine
b :a state of stagnation or decline usually plural

First Known Use of dark age

1640


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