Definition of murky
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
3 : darkly vague or obscure murky official rhetoric He offered a murky explanation.
murkilyplay \-kə-lē\ adverb
murkinessplay \-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of murky in a Sentence
She peered into one of the church's murky chapels.
a politician with a murky past
Recent Examples of murky from the Web
Emergency crews had conducted searches on land, water and in the air but could not find him because of the murky river conditions, according to the news release.
The onetime U.S. ally, ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, ruled with an iron fist, ordering the deaths of those who opposed him and maintaining a murky relationship with the United States.
Because Zika’s long-term consequences remain murky, states are trying to keep tabs on children whose mothers tested positive.
The circumstances of the death are murky, though, like much of Mr. Guo’s story.
Anyone who follows Major Lazer knows the trio's been hard at work on a new album, even while the prospective release date of said album seems murkier every day.
The application is a bit murky, but my understanding is that the intent is to have these lions, tigers and leopards perform at a circus in Germany.
The success of his Stars soothed Tower, but that, too, ended in wayward expansions, a real earthquake and murky emotions.
But most states have yet to add cyberlanguage to their gaming laws, and the federal situation is murkier still.
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First Known Use of murky
MURKY Defined for English Language Learners
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
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