\ ˈmərk How to pronounce murk (audio) \

Definition of murk

: gloom, darkness also : fog

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Other Words from murk

murk adjective, archaic

Examples of murk in a Sentence

We could not see the bottom of the lake through the murk. a robber lying unseen in the murk

First Known Use of murk

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for murk

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

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The first known use of murk was before the 12th century

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“Murk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of murk

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


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Kids Definition of murk

: darkness or fog that is hard to see through

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