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mirk

 (mûrk)
n. & adj. Archaic
Variant of murk.
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mirk

(mɜːk)
n
a variant spelling of murk1
ˈmirky adj
ˈmirkily adv
ˈmirkiness n
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murk

(mɜrk)

n.
1. darkness; gloom.
adj.
2. Archaic. dark; murky.
[before 900; Middle English mirke, myrke < Old Norse myrkr dark, darkness]
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murk

also mirk
noun
A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
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