Meaning of murk in English:


Pronunciation /məːk/

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mass noun
  • Darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see.

    ‘my eyes were straining to see through the murk of the rainy evening’
    • ‘She needed her time alone, away from the gloom and murk of a sickroom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How did we expect to extract fish for four from this opaque 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.’
    • ‘By diligently limiting the flashlight's movements during the exposures he gave the anemone a luminous vitality and kept the enveloping space murk.’
    • ‘The images palpitate between bleached brightness and murk.’


archaic Scottish
  • Murky; gloomy.

    • ‘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.