/ˈdɑɚknəs/ noun [noncount]1 : a state in which little or no light can be seen : a dark state or condition
the darkness of the movie theater
We watched the mountains fade into the darkness.
12 hours of darkness
Although the picture was taken in near darkness, you can still see her white dress.
absolute/complete/total darkness— opposite ↑light2 : the state of having a color or shade that is closer to black than white
The darkness of the clouds warned us that rain was coming.
the rich darkness of his skin3 : a state in which information is hidden from most people4 literary4 a : evil or wickedness
They set off to fight the forces/powers of darkness.4 b : a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : a state in which little is known or understood
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