Definition of dank in English:

dank

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Pronunciation: /daŋk
 
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adjective

Unpleasantly damp and cold: huge dank caverns
More example sentences
  • It was dark and dank and, especially late at night, dangerous.
  • The selling agent admits she hasn't even set foot in the dark, dank basement, and the rest of the accommodation is almost as gloomy.
  • At the bottom of the hill, there is a dark, dank train station in a cutting.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish dank 'marshy spot'.

Derivatives

dankly

adverb
More example sentences
  • It dawned today dankly raining, but by mid morning and my coffee pilgrimage there was sunlight, intermittently, and a warming breeze from the south.
  • It was she who welcomed me into their small flat in a building so cheaply and recently erected that it still smelled dankly of fresh plaster.
  • Their ragged shifts and kirtles, soaked through with the drizzling rain, hung dankly on their emaciated forms.

dankness

noun
More example sentences
  • The dankness chilled Annika to the bone, and she wished desperately for a fire to warm by.
  • British summers mean we get rain, wind, sun, snow and frost all in the same week but our winters are just so glum, no blizzards just unrelenting dankness.
  • The dankness of the house, the emptiness filled me with doubt.

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