murk


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murk

 (mûrk)
n.
1. Partial or total darkness; gloom.
2. Dense fog.
adj. Archaic
Partially or totally dark; gloomy.

[Middle English mirke, from Old Norse myrkr or Old English mirce.]

murk

(mɜːk) or

mirk

n
gloomy darkness
adj
an archaic variant of murky
[C13: probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; compare Old English mirce dark]

murk

(mɜːk)
vb (tr)
1. to murder (a person)
2. to defeat (a team) convincingly
[C20: of unknown origin]

murk

(mɜrk)

n.
1. darkness; gloom.
adj.
2. Archaic. dark; murky.
[before 900; Middle English mirke, myrke < Old Norse myrkr dark, darkness]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murk - an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
fug - (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere
Verb1.murk - make dark, dim, or gloomy
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"

murk

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

murk

[mɜːk] Noscuridad f, tinieblas fpl

murk

[ˈmɜːrk] nobscurité f

murk

nDüsternis f; (in water) → trübes Wasser

murk

[mɜːk] noscurità f inv, buio
References in classic literature ?
A street-lamp some little distance away gave enough light through the murk of the rain that was again falling in torrents to make it entirely plain that "no one was there." In truth there was nothing but the sheer blank wall of the tower.
As they crossed the bridge, the clear steeples of the many churches looked as if they had advanced out of the murk that usually enshrouded them, and come much nearer.
We will flash first to Worcester, cross the Hudson on the high bridge at Poughkeepsie, swing southwest through a dozen coal towns to the outskirts of Philadelphia, leap across the Susquehanna, zigzag up and down the Alleghenies into the murk of Pittsburg, cross the Ohio at Wheeling, glance past Columbus and Indianapolis, over the Wabash at Terre Haute, into St.
All I saw moving was a heron; he was flying low, and disappeared in the murk. Before I had gone half a mile, I was up with the building the roof of which I had seen from the river.
The smoke of Oakland filled the western sky with haze and murk, while beyond, across the bay, they could see the first winking lights of San Francisco.
It was not that morning that I saw for the first time Therese of the whispering lips and downcast eyes slipping out to an early mass from the house of iniquity into the early winter murk of the city of perdition, in a world steeped in sin.
Old hall and church welcome in the cosmopolitan To shine limelight acrossMersey's murk, For working-class grit won a starring role.
Or, conversely, the grid invites you to step with deceptive surety as far as you like into the dank, fertile murk of the paintings, into their half-dreamscape with its slurred hues of mud, sky, and blood, into the menagerie of stark-shadowed rooms, with someone like the character in 100 Anos (100 Years), 2000, holding your exploding head on a string.
Other scientists, including the late Murk Bottema of Ball Aerospace and Communications Group in Boulder, Colo., devised a similar fix for three of Hubble's four other instruments.
In the midst of all this murk and unpleasantness there's a real light at the end of the tunnel for Robbie Ross when his ex-wife (who, you'll notice, eats like a bird) gets back in touch and offers to take him away from all this.
As light and fragrant as "Clemente" is, however, I would have wished it lighter and more aromatic, because I came looking for what I thought I had detected in Clemente's work over the years: a confirmation of the Mediterranean way of doing things, some visible evidence that, in the bookish, prudish, guilt-ridden, cryptogothic murk of late-twentieth-century high culture, an artist might live a cos mopolitan life in the sunshine of lovely places and make an art that speaks confidently to the virtues of that life--to its complexity, mobility, and exteriority.
drifting your boat Into the murk of the world awhile,