WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
murk•y /ˈmɜrki/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, i•est. 
  1. dark, gloomy, and cheerless:a murky, dark cave.
  2. thick and heavy, as with mist:murky streets.
  3. muddy; hard to see through:Fish were dying in the murky ponds.
  4. vague;
    unclear:a murky statement.
murk•i•ly /ˈmɜrkəli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
murk•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
murk•y  (mûrkē),USA pronunciation adj.,  murk•i•er, murk•i•est. 
  1. dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
  2. obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
  3. vague;
    confused:a murky statement.
Also,  mirky.  murki•ly, adv. 
murki•ness, n. 
  • Middle English mirky. See murk, -y1 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  dark. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bright, clear.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

murky, mirky /ˈmɜːkɪ/ adj (murkier, murkiest, mirkier, mirkiest)
  1. gloomy or dark
  2. cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog

ˈmurkily, ˈmirkily adv ˈmurkiness, ˈmirkiness n

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