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
Murky; gloomy.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with murk

berk, berserk, Burke, cirque, dirk, Dunkirk, erk, irk, kirk, lurk, mirk, outwork, perk, quirk, shirk, smirk, stirk, Turk, work

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