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English definition of “darkly”

darkly

adverb uk   /ˈdɑːk.li/ us    /ˈdɑːrk-/

darkly adverb (THREATENING)

in a way that is threatening or frightening: She hinted darkly that something had happened to him. "Don't come any closer," she said darkly.Morally wrong and evilDishonestDangers and threats

darkly adverb (WITHOUT LIGHT)

in a way that has little or no light: His figure could be seen darkly on the foggy moor.Darkness and becoming dark
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