Word of the day – darkle

Darkle (verb, used without object) – to appear dark, show indistinctly; to grow dark, gloomy, etc

Like a pair of looms, using sunshine and their own silhouettes, two enormous California live oaks wove veils of gold and purple, which they flung across the driveway.

Penny appeared to shimmer and to darkle as she passed through this intricate lace of light and shade.

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

I’ve honestly never heard this word before. Knowing the definition, it is a much more specific word than ‘darken’.

image via SharPhotography


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