Share this entry

darkness
American English: /ˈdɑrknəs/
British English: /ˈdɑːknəs/

Translation of darkness in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (of night, room) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) the powers of darkness
    los poderes del mal
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of darkness in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: