murk

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noun \ˈmərk\

Definition of murk

  1. :  gloom, darkness; also :  fog

murk

adjective archaic

Examples of murk in a sentence

  1. We could not see the bottom of the lake through the murk.

  2. <a robber lying unseen in the murk>

Origin and Etymology of murk

Middle English mirke, probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; akin to Old English mirce gloom


First Known Use: before 12th century


MURK Defined for English Language Learners

murk

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noun \ˈmərk\

Definition of murk for English Language Learners

  • : darkness or fog that is hard to see through; also : dark or dirty water


MURK Defined for Kids

murk

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noun \ˈmərk\

Definition of murk for Students

  1. :  darkness or fog that is hard to see through


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