When something is darkling, it is gradually getting darker. The sky is darkling towards the end of the day.

  • The sun is setting, and the sky is darkling towards the horizon.

  • The shadows are gradually getting longer, and the light is darkling away.

Definition of darkling


(poetic) occurring in the dark or night


uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure

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Example Sentences for darkling

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    The outside is darkling slowly.

  • 2

    I believe the name of this episode is The Darkling.

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    Such creatures include the Bright Ones and Darkling Glories.

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    Darkling Glories are Glories that serve destruction and evil.

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    The Darkling is destroyed, Nightshade flees, and order is restored to Landover.

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    Darkling beetle pictured in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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    Darkling beetles eat both fresh and decaying vegetation.

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    She is the only female Darkling Lord, and possesses the totem of the Shark.

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    His first book, The Darkling was published in 1982 by Arkham House.

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    When will the book A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve be released in Australia