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English definition of “dark”


adjective (WITHOUT LIGHT)    /dɑːk/ US  /dɑːrk/
A2 with little or no light : It was too dark to see properly . What time does it get dark in the summer ? Our bedroom was very dark until we put a larger window in.Darkness and becoming dark A1 nearer to black than white in colour : dark blue / green dark clouds She has dark hair . He was tall , dark (= with black / brown hair ) and handsome .Black, white and grey darkness     /-nəs/ noun [U] B2 The city centre was plunged into darkness by the power cut .Darkness and becoming dark
(Definition of dark adjective (WITHOUT LIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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