darkle

verb

dar·​kle ˈdär-kəl How to pronounce darkle (audio)
darkled; darkling ˈdär-k(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce darkle (audio)

intransitive verb

1
a
: to become clouded or gloomy
b
: to grow dark
2
: to become concealed in the dark

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from darkling

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of darkle was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Darkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkle. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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