murky

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adjective \ˈmər-kē\

Definition of murky

murkier

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murkiest

  1. 1 :  characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke the murky bottom of the lake

  2. 2 :  characterized by thickness and heaviness of air :  foggy, misty rain poured down from murky skies — Newsweek

  3. 3 :  darkly vague or obscure murky official rhetoric He offered a murky explanation.

murkily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

murkiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of murky in a sentence

  1. She peered into one of the church's murky chapels.

  2. a politician with a murky past

14th Century

First Known Use of murky

14th century



MURKY Defined for English Language Learners

murky

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adjective \ˈmər-kē\

Definition of murky for English Language Learners

  • : very dark or foggy

  • of a liquid : not clear

  • : not clearly expressed or understood


MURKY Defined for Kids

murky

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adjective \ˈmər-kē\

Definition of murky for Students

murkier

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murkiest

  1. 1 :  very dark or foggy murky skies

  2. 2 :  cloudy 2 murky water

  3. 3 :  not clearly expressed or understood The details were murky and vague. — Lois Lowry, The Giver



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