What does darkly mean?

Definitions for darkly
ˈdɑrk lidark·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darkly, in darknessadverb

    without light

    "the river was sliding darkly under the mist"

  2. darklyadverb

    in a dark glowering menacing manner

    "he stared darkly at her"


  1. darklyadverb

    to appear as dark

  2. darklyadverb


  3. darklyadverb

    faintly seen in the dark

  4. Etymology: dark + -ly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Darklyadverb

    In a situation void of light; obscurely; blindly.

    Etymology: from dark.

    For well you know, and can record alone,
    What fame to future times conveys but darkly down. Dryd.


  1. darkly

    Darkly is an adverb and generally used to mean in a slightly ominous or threatening manner; it often suggests a level of seriousness, mystery, bitterness or pessimism. It can also describe something that is difficult to understand or perceive, obscure, or colored in some manner to appear dark or shaded.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darklyadverb

    with imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly

  2. Darklyadverb

    with a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of darkly in a Sentence

  1. David Fisher:

    My suspicion is, at the end of the day, because darkly-pigmented humans can still sunburn like crazy, melanin is not like a roof over your head. So it only has a certain amount of efficacy, so I'm not shocked that the increase was modest.

  2. Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities:

    A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!

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