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ˈdɑrk lɪŋdark·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darklingadjective

    uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure

    "a darkling glance"; "secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"-Archibald MacLeish

  2. darklingadjective

    (poetic) occurring in the dark or night

    "a darkling journey"

Wiktionary

  1. darklingnoun

    darkness

  2. darklingnoun

    a creature that lives in the dark

  3. darklingadverb

    in the dark, obscurely

  4. darklingadjective

    dark; darkening

  5. darklingadjective

    obscure, done or happening 'in the dark' or unseen

  6. Etymology: From derkelyng, from derk + -lyng.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. 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.

    Darkling stands
    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darklingadverb

    in the dark

  2. Darkling

    becoming dark or gloomy; frowing

  3. Darkling

    dark; gloomy

  4. Etymology: [Dark + the adverbial suffix -ling.]

Freebase

  1. Darkling

    "Darkling" is the 60th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 18th episode of the third season.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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