Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a black manner; darkly or gloomily

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a black manner; darkly, in color; gloomily; threateningly; atrociously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a black or dark appearance; darkly; atrociously.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The memory stone still recalled blackly that it had been told to be a road.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • The signature was extended in full, with the surname blackly underlined.

    The Cavalier

  • What I loved most about this book were the character portraits, as Sage has a genius for taking ostensibly repulsive people and making them human in a blackly amusing way.

    Bad Blood « Tales from the Reading Room

  • “You fight like a charr”—Rytlock laughed blackly—“though you fly like a grawl.”

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • He has also written a blackly comic locked-room mystery novel, Now You See It ..., aptly dedicated to Robert Bloch, and the suspense novels 7 Steps to Midnight and Hunted Past Reason.

    Issue 0.039

  • Nottingham Contemporary, to 11 MarRobert ClarkDavid Shrigley has achieved world fame thanks to his blackly funny greetings cards, skewering mankind's follies with scrappy felt-tipped cartoons.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Subtly, the book knits us into its blackly apocalyptic sensibility, so that even those stories not dealing specifically with the coming flood carry a shiver of dread.

    This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You by Jon McGregor – review

  • Here and there, sun glanced off water, and slick surfaces shone blackly orange in the morning light.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Referring to the communist dictatorship as "the most heartless and brutal totalitarian state ever created," Brügger and his comedians repeatedly make fools of the authorities in this blackly satirical, poignant and insightful documentary.

    Govindini Murty: The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

  • Referring to the communist dictatorship as "the most heartless and brutal totalitarian state ever created," Brügger and his comedians repeatedly make fools of the authorities in this blackly satirical, poignant and insightful documentary.

    Govindini Murty: The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.