darkle

verb
dar·kle | \ˈdär-kəl \
darkled; darkling\-k(ə-)liŋ \

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

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for darkle

back-formation from darkling

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