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adj. dank·er, dank·est
Disagreeably damp or humid: a dank cave.

[Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

dank′ly adv.
dank′ness n.
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Noun1.dankness - unpleasant wetness
damp, dampness, moistness - a slight wetness
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When you enter, you will instantly smell hints of sherry and oak and all that lovely dankness, Knox said.
You get hops, pilsner malt, a little cannabis, a mild dankness.
The action swells backwards and forwards between then and now, each flashback fleshing out Jim's past a little more, each musical interlude drawing the audience back in to the dankness of the lonely cellar.
PBS describes the project as "unromanticized," which certainly applies to the look and design: They provide a lavish view of royal life while capturing the dankness and brutality of the times.
Tea tree oil has a distinctive aroma, so it is sometimes considered an air freshener to mask cooking odors, pet odors, cigarette smoke, and dankness.
It was while I was doing this with the dankness of the canal close by and HGVs roaring overhead that I was confronted with the idea that could not be resisted.
And thus, in the bleak dankness of a prison cell, we're confronted with a truly laugh-out-loud vision of New Jersey -- Stewart's much-maligned home state -- as the prisoner entices his interrogator with a view of the Garden State as a sort of sex-paradise-on-earth, where young women give erotic massages all day, and pleasure reaches such heights, it can even kill a man.
C] Radiant Dawn, shine putt eight on those in the dankness at despair and need.
French fashions were conspicuous at her court, as she tried to recreate in the dankness of Holyrood some of the majesty of the Louvre or Fontainebleau.
And, as the longest day is quickly forgotten as the dreary and cloudy damp squib that it was, we plunge head-long towards dark nights, chilly autumnal dankness and another freakish Welsh winter of excessive wind and rain.
This time Ashley Giles, who played in the 2004 Champions Trophy final without bowling a single ball because the drizzle and dankness favoured Paul Collingwood's dibblydobbers, may finally crack the enigma code.