swart(redirected from swartly)
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[Middle English swarte, from Old English sweart.]
archaic or dialect swarthy
[Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid]
ˈswartness, ˈswarthness n
swarth•y(ˈswɔr ði, -θi)
adj. swarth•i•er, swarth•i•est.
(of skin color, complexion, etc.) dark or darkish.
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|Adj.||1.||swart - naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"|