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Definition of "darkle" [dar•kle]

  • To appear darkly or indistinctly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To grow dark. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become gloomy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make dark or indistinct: "the dramatist . . . whose province it is to darkle and obscure” ( London National Observer). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "darkle" in a sentence
  • "You remember that darkle we had in the grenadier company?"
  • "Whom It quickens, let them darkle to extinction swift and sure."
  • "By it we have acquired many every-day words, among them, to accept (from acceptum), to exact (from exactum), to darkle (from darkling), and pea (from pease = pois)."