darkle

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from darkling.

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darkle (third-person singular simple present darkles, present participle darkling, simple past and past participle darkled)

  1. To be dark; to be visible only darkly.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.49:
      Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown, / And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale [...].
  2. To become dark; to show indistinctly.

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