darkling

adverb
dark·​ling | \ ˈdär-kliŋ How to pronounce darkling (audio) \

Definition of darkling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the dark

darkling

adjective

Definition of darkling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : dark
2 : done or taking place in the dark

Examples of darkling in a Sentence

Adjective the darkling valleys of Transylvania, where tales of vampires have long existed

First Known Use of darkling

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for darkling

Adverb

Middle English derkelyng, from derk dark + -lyng -ling

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“Darkling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkling. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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