Definition of Darkling

1. Adjective. Uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure. "Secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"

Similar to: Dark



2. Adjective. (poetic) occurring in the dark or night. "A darkling journey"
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Similar to: Dark

Definition of Darkling

1. adv. In the dark.

2. p. pr. & a. Becoming dark or gloomy; frowing.

Definition of Darkling

1. Noun. darkness ¹

2. Noun. (fantasy) a creature that lives in the dark ¹

3. Adjective. dark; darkening ¹

4. Adjective. obscure, done or happening 'in the dark' or unseen ¹

5. Adverb. in the dark, obscurely ¹

6. Verb. (present participle of darkle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Darkling

1. the dark [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darkling

darkeys
darkful
darkhorse
darkhorse candidate
darkie
darkies
darking
darkish
darkishly
darkishness
darkle
darkled
darkles
darklier
darkliest
darkling (current term)
darkling beetle
darkling groung beetle
darklings
darkly
darkmans
darkness
darknesse
darknesses
darknet
darknets
darkon
darkons
darkrooms

Literary usage of Darkling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Scottish History Society (1894)
"223), 'a darkling tavern in Parliament Close, which Dr. Archibald Pitcairn (the celebrated and convivial physician of the time) called the Greping office ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... MP О strenuous spirit, darkling hast thou shined! О light unto thy country, who hast lent Eyes to the dim hope of the ignorant! ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"THE FIRST CHANTEY MINE was the woman to me, darkling I found her; Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her. Hot rose her tribe on our track ere ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"That though I wrestle darkling with the fiend, I shall o'ercome it. ... What -IMI m- our darkling pathway swept ! And down the darkling precipice Are dash'd ..."

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