Definitions for darkling
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word darkling.
uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure
"a darkling glance"; "secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"-Archibald MacLeish
(poetic) occurring in the dark or night
"a darkling journey"
a creature that lives in the dark
in the dark, obscurely
obscure, done or happening 'in the dark' or unseen
Etymology: From derkelyng, from derk + -lyng.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Darklinga participle, as it seems, from darkle,
Being in the dark; being without light: a word merely poetical.
O, wilt thou darkling leave me? do not so. William Shakespeare.
The varying shore o’ th’ world. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
The wakeful bird
Sings darkling, and, in shadiest covert hid,
Tunes her nocturnal note. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.
Darkling they mourn their fate, whom Circe’s pow’r,
With words and wicked herbs, from human kind
Had alter’d, and in brutal shapes confin’d. John Dryden, Æn.
"Darkling" is the 60th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 18th episode of the third season. This show focuses on the holographic Doctor, a self-aware computer program aboard the starship USS Voyager that is struggling with re-programming himself. The episode debuted on UPN on February 19, 1997.
Darkling is primarily used as an adjective that means relating to or occurring in the darkness. It can also be used as a noun to refer to a creature or being that belongs to, resides in, or is associated with darkness. This term is often used in literary or poetic context.
in the dark
becoming dark or gloomy; frowing
Etymology: [Dark + the adverbial suffix -ling.]
"Darkling" is the 60th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 18th episode of the third season.
The numerical value of darkling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of darkling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
from ODE to a NIGHTENGALE: Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die, To cease upon the midnight with no pain,
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