Part of speech:
The definition of swarthy is someone who has a dark complexion.
The definition of tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.
Made of ebony wood.
Of the fur of the sable:
Not bright, vivid, or shiny:
Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
Marked with indistinct masses or streaks:
Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
(Meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast, when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
Full of or dark with shadow:
Of darkness, secrecy, or concealment
Dull or dark in color:
Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
Of a complexion tending toward brown or black
Having dark brown or black hair or eyes.
Of or like twilight; dim, obscure, etc.
Full of or bathed in the softly diffused light associated with twilight
- Swarthy and tawny both refer only to color, swarthy suggesting a dark brown verging on black a swarthy complexion and tawny, a yellowish brown or tan tawny hair See also syn. study at dark.
- Dusky suggests a darkness of color or an absence of light, verging on blackness dusky twilight or, in reference to complexion, a shadowy quality
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