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There Is A Word That Is Opposite Of ‘Sparkle.’ The Word Is ‘Darkle’ — Fact Of The Day

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If you are a fan of the Twilight series, you hear the word sparkle and you think of vampires. If you aren’t a fan, you hear the word sparkle and think of something shinning bright.  But, did you know that there is a word that rhymes with sparkle and means the complete opposite?

That word is “darkle.”  Yes, darkle.  It may appear incorrect if your spell check has anything to say about it.  But we assure you, with the help of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, that darkle is a word.  The definition is as follows:

  1. to become clouded or gloomy
  2. to grow dark
  3. to become concealed in the dark

So, impress and confuse your friends and family by stating “the darkled sky is beautiful this evening.”

[Source: Merriam-Webster]

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