One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see.‘my eyes were straining to see through the murk of the rainy evening’
- ‘The images palpitate between bleached brightness and murk.’
- ‘How did we expect to extract fish for four from this opaque murk?’
- ‘Burst cattails and grass line the edge; the water is thick, a deep green murk, a beautiful green cocktail.’
- ‘New York water is a special brew of ferocious currents, unforgiving temperatures, treacherous murk, and apocalyptic pollution.’
- ‘She needed her time alone, away from the gloom and murk of a sickroom.’
- ‘By diligently limiting the flashlight's movements during the exposures he gave the anemone a luminous vitality and kept the enveloping space murk.’
- ‘Household items like the blare of the telephone's ring and the oppressive murk of Plath's London lighting scheme distort in her mind to create a homespun hell.’
- ‘The sun peered down at her from the murk grey cloud rumbling their way down their road in the sky.’
Old English mirce, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse myrkr.
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