dark-skinned


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dark-skinned

adj
(of a person or race) having skin of a dark colour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dark-skinned - having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
2.dark-skinned - 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"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"
Translations

dark-skinned

[ˌdɑːkˈskɪnd] ADJmoreno, morocho (LAm)

dark-skinned

[ˌdɑːkˈskɪnd] adjdi pelle or carnagione scura
References in classic literature ?
He turned and twisted on his couch at the thought that the dark-skinned maiden was so near him.
The princess asked Varenka to sing again, and Varenka sang another song, also smoothly, distinctly, and well, standing erect at the piano and beating time on it with her thin, dark-skinned hand.
Then let us haste in helping The Missionary Board, Seek dark-skinned unbelievers, And teach them of their Lord.
He wanted to go to the East; and his fancy was rich with pictures of Bangkok and Shanghai, and the ports of Japan: he pictured to himself palm-trees and skies blue and hot, dark-skinned people, pagodas; the scents of the Orient intoxicated his nostrils.
He would build a patriarchal grass house like Tati's, and have it and the valley and the schooner filled with dark-skinned servitors.
They were tall, muscular, and very dark-skinned Bedouins, with inky black beards.
Coutras had gone one day to Taravao in order to see an old chiefess who was ill, and he gave a vivid picture of the obese old lady, lying in a huge bed, smoking cigarettes, and surrounded by a crowd of dark-skinned retainers.
The occasion of the trouble was that a dark-skinned man had stopped at the local hotel.
Anything but ordinary was this lean, dark-skinned woman, with the face withered as if scorched in great heats, and the eyes, large and black, that flashed and flamed with advertisement of an unquenched inner conflagration.
Seven dark-skinned girls aged 3-9 years had symptomatic (pruritus, pain, bleeding, constipation) depigmented patches of the vulvar or perianal region; three had purpuric lesions.
Pope Francis celebrated last Tuesday a special Mass on the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a dark-skinned Virgin who appeared to an Indian peasant in 1531 on a hillside near today's Mexico City.
I've grown up aware of society's opinion that dark-skinned people, especially women, would look better if our skin were lighter.