Definition of murk in English:


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Pronunciation: /məːk


[mass noun]
Darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see: my eyes were straining to see through the murk of the rainy evening
More example sentences
  • She needed her time alone, away from the gloom and murk of a sickroom.
  • Burst cattails and grass line the edge; the water is thick, a deep green murk, a beautiful green cocktail.
  • New York water is a special brew of ferocious currents, unforgiving temperatures, treacherous murk, and apocalyptic pollution.


archaic or Scottish Back to top  
Murky; gloomy.
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  • The sun peered down at her from the murk grey cloud rumbling their way down their road in the sky.


Old English mirce, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse myrkr.

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