Word of the Week Wednesday: darkle


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week (finally rescued from the oubliette) is: darkle.

To darkle is to appear or grow dark, gloomy or indistinct.

I have always found this to be a cool little word.  It sounds as if it is the negative version of sparkle.

Sparkle can occasionally come across as twee.  I find darkle to be a refreshing alternative.

It’s like a nice patch of shade on a too-sunny day or a little touch of bitter to counteract too much sweet.

 

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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