Meaning of “darkly” in the English Dictionary

"darkly" in British English

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darklyadverb

uk /ˈdɑːk.li/ us /ˈdɑːrk.li/

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 hissed darkly.

darkly adverb (WITHOUT LIGHT)

in a way that has little or no light:

His figure could be seen darkly on the foggy moor.

(Definition of “darkly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)