AskDefine | Define murky

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murky adj
1 (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: cloudy, muddy, mirky, turbid]
2 so shaded as to be dark or gloomy; "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps" [syn: mirky] [also: murkiest, murkier]

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Etymology

Cognate to or directly from Old Norse myrkr. Cf. Russian, Serbian мрак.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. With fine particles in it, so visibility becomes limited
  2. Dark, dim, or gloomy.
  3. Indistinct; cloudy; obscure.

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