Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a dark manner; so as to appear dark; as a dark object or spot.
  • Blindly; as one deprived of sight; with uncertainty.
  • Dimly; obscurely; faintly; imperfectly.
  • Mysteriously; with sinister vagueness: as, it was darkly hinted that murder had been committed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.
  • adverb With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb To appear as dark.
  • adverb figuratively mysterious
  • adverb Faintly seen in the dark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a dark glowering menacing manner
  • adverb without light

Etymologies

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dark + -ly

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