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Mirky \Mirk"y\, a. Dark; gloomy. See Murky.


a. murky

  1. adj. (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: cloudy, muddy, murky, turbid]

  2. so shaded as to be dark or gloomy; "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps" [syn: murky]

  3. [also: mirkiest, mirkier]

Usage examples of "mirky".

It was like one of his teeth chattering dreams when he was in the middle of the mirky depths and they called to him from all around.

But Wulfgar, under the tutelage of an old sea dog named Mirky, was doing a masterful job.

Above he heard another voice--there was no retreat--he went on, relying on some chance, that might afford him a refuge under cover of mirky night from the two-fold danger that beset him.

Low happened to arrive in a spell of bad weather, when nothing was visible about the lodge but a few roods of sodden lowland, and a curve of the yellow tumbling little river, and beyond a mirky outline of shouldering hills blurred by the ever-falling rain.

Now grows midsummer mirky, and fallow falls the morn, And dusketh the Moon's Sister, and the trees look overworn.