Definition of Murky

1. Adjective. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment. "Murky waters"

Exact synonyms: Cloudy, Mirky, Muddy, Turbid
Similar to: Opaque
Derivative terms: Cloudiness, Muddiness, Murk, Murkiness, Turbidity, Turbidness



2. Adjective. Dark or gloomy. "Murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps"
Exact synonyms: Mirky
Similar to: Shaded
Derivative terms: Murk, Murkiness

Definition of Murky

1. a. Dark; obscure; gloomy.

Definition of Murky

1. Adjective. Hard to see through, as a fog or mist. ¹

2. Adjective. Gloomy, dark, dim. ¹

3. Adjective. Obscure, indistinct, cloudy. ¹

4. Adjective. Dishonest, shady. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Murky

1. dark [adj MURKIER, MURKIEST] : MURKILY [adv] - See also: dark

Lexicographical Neighbors of Murky

muringers
murk
murked
murker
murkest
murkier
murkiest
murkily
murkiness
murkinesses
murking
murkish
murkly
murks
murksome
murky (current term)
murl
murlain
murlains
murlan
murlans
murled
murlier
murliest
murlin
murling
murlins
murls
murly
murmanite

Literary usage of Murky

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

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"... Then through the dark and murky clouds All night the cannon roared, While wreathed in smoke stern Sumter stood, The morning sunlight came, ..."

2. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... illumination over tho dark waters of the deep and murky river, and, overhead, the full-orbed moon in harvest splendour shines down from the clear sky on ..."

3. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"S. The Joyful Widower, When clouds in skies do come together Yon murky cloud is foul with rain, S. Tke gloomy night \ For why,—methinks I hear her voice To ..."

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