Darkling Dark"ling (d[aum]rk"l[i^]ng), adv. [Dark + the adverbial suffix -ling.] In the dark. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

So, out went the candle, and we were left darkling. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As the wakeful bird Sings darkling. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • darkling — /ˈdaklɪŋ/ (say dahkling) Poetic –adverb 1. in the dark. –adjective 2. being or occurring in the dark; dark; obscure: *The bush on either side of the road was a darkling mass, shadows chasing in front of them across the gravel. –dorothy hewett,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • darkling — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English derkelyng, from derk dark + lyng ling Date: 15th century in the dark II. adjective Date: 1718 1. dark 2. done or taking place in the dark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • darkling — /dahrk ling/, adv. 1. in the dark. adj. 2. growing dark. 3. being or occurring in the dark; dark; obscure. 4. vaguely threatening or menacing. [1400 50; late ME derkeling. See DARK, LING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • darkling — dark·ling || dɑːklɪŋ adj. becoming dark; occurring in the dark; obscure adv. in the darkv. grow dark or gloomy …   English contemporary dictionary

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