Translation of darkness in Spanish:

darkness

Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːrknəs; ˈdɑːknɪs/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of night, room) oscuridad (feminine) the building was in complete o total darkness el edificio estaba totalmente a oscuras in the darkness en la oscuridad or lo oscuro when darkness falls al caer la noche
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    • It tries to avoid both strong light and total darkness.
    • The bottomless pit is the earth in total darkness with no light from the sun, every island destroyed, the earth's surface broken up.
    • They were flown in total darkness without lights and reference points.
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    • The three-day Leeds Festival kicked off with some of the world's loudest bands - but no serious trouble before darkness fell last night.
    • Police called off co-ordinated searches for the men last night as darkness fell.
    • As darkness fell the following night, the same operation was repeated, netting an additional 84 arrests.
    1.2 (evil) tinieblas (feminine plural) the powers of darkness los poderes del mal
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    • This awakening symbolises the triumph of good, winning against the evil forces of darkness that are represented by the winter.
    • And we hold you up in pride as our symbol in the fight of Good against the forces of darkness and evil.
    • It scared her the way she would crave that darkness, the wickedness, the evil forces.

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