dunkel

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dunkel (neuter dunkelt, plural and definite singular attributive dunkle, comparative dunklere, superlative (predicative) dunklest, superlative (attributive) dunkleste)

  1. dark (with connotations of sinisterness)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tunkel, from Old High German tunkal, tuncal (dark), from Proto-Germanic *dunkalaz (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengw- (to smoke, fume). The modern consonantism is Central and Low German (compare Middle Low German dunker, also dunkel). Cognate to Dutch donker (dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʊŋkəl/, [ˈdʊŋkəl], [ˈdʊŋkl̩]
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Adjective[edit]

dunkel (comparative dunkler, superlative am dunkelsten)

  1. dark
    Antonyms: hell
    Im Winter wird es früher dunkel.
    In the winter, it gets dark earlier.
    Das dunkle Rot gefällt mir besser.
    I like the dark red better.

Declension[edit]

With contractions:

Without contractions:

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dunkel

  1. First-person singular present of dunkeln.
  2. Imperative singular of dunkeln.

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German dunkel, Dutch donker.

Adjective[edit]

dunkel

  1. dark

Synonyms[edit]


Plautdietsch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dunkel

  1. dark
  2. cloudy
  3. bleak
  4. dim
  5. murky
  6. obscure
  7. sombre

Derived terms[edit]