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English definition of “darkly”

darkly

adverb (THREATENING)    /ˈdɑːk.li/ US  /ˈdɑːrk-/
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
(Definition of darkly adverb (THREATENING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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