darkle

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

Definition of darkle

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of darkle

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for darkle

back-formation from darkling

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“Darkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkle. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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