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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (without light)buio agg
 The house was dark when I woke up.
 La casa era buia quando mi sono svegliato.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (colour tone)scuro agg
 Richard is wearing a dark green shirt.
 Richard indossa una camicia verde scuro.
 
Additional Translations
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (opaque)scuro agg
 We opened the dark lantern to let out a ray of light.
 Abbiamo aperto il lucernario scuro per fare uscire un raggio di luce.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (threatening)scuro agg
 The sky was full of dark clouds.
 Il cielo era pieno di nuvole scure.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (voice: deep)cupo agg
 The viola has a darker tone than the violin.
 La viola ha un tono più cupo del violino.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (evil)oscuro agg
 Many people consider him good, but he has a dark side, too.
 Molte persone lo considerano buono, ma ha anche un lato oscuro.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mysterious)misterioso, oscuro agg
 A dark stranger came to town.
 Uno straniero misterioso è arrivato in paese.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (secret)oscuro, misterioso agg
 People say she has a dark past.
 La gente dice che ha un passato oscuro.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (complexion)scuro agg
 Many people find dark skin attractive.
 Molti trovano attraente la pelle scura.
dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (gloomy)grigio agg
 I don't feel like going out on dark days.
 Non mi piace uscire nelle giornate grigie.
dark
the dark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(lack of light)oscurità nf
  buio nm
 He couldn't see the phone in the dark.
 Non riusciva a vedere il telefono nell'oscurità.
 Non riusciva a vedere il telefono al buio.
dark nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (end of daylight)buio nm
 My parents want me home before dark.
 I miei genitori vogliono che io torni a casa prima che faccia buio.
dark
the dark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(without electricity)buio nm
  oscurità nf
 The town was left in the dark after the storm.
 Il paese è rimasto al buio dopo la tempesta.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
afraid of the dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (scared of darkness)timoroso del buio
be in the dark essere all'oscuro
dark adaptation adeguamento al buio
dark age epoca buia
Dark Ages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (medieval history: Early Middle Ages)secoli bui nmpl
 Historians no longer refer to the early medieval period in Europe as the "Dark Ages".
dark ages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (unenlightened situation)anni oscuri, anni bui nmpl
 He considered his adolescence the dark ages of his life, a time before he knew anything.
 Gli anni bui di Napoleone occorsero durante la sua prigionia all'sola d'Elba.
  periodo buio, periodo oscuro nm
dark and gloomy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (weather: with grey skies)grigio e cupo agg
 Bring your coat with you - it's dark and gloomy out.
dark and gloomy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mood, outlook: miserable, pessimistic)fosco, cupo agg
 The economic forecast for the next year is dark and gloomy.
 La recessione non è finita, le previsioni economiche rimangono fosche.
dark and gloomy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (scene, house: ominous, grim)tetro agg
 It was a dark and gloomy night and all around was a sense of doom.
 Questa casa ha un che di tetro.
dark beer birra scura
dark black nerissimo agg
dark blue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (navy or deep-blue colour)blu scuro nm
 People wearing dark blue are hard to see at night.
dark blue adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (navy or deep blue in colour)blu scuro agg
 People wearing dark blue clothing are hard to see at night.
dark brown marrone scuro agg
dark chocolate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (plain or non-milk chocolate)cioccolato fondente nm
 Dark chocolate has become very popular as of late.
  cioccolato scuro nm
 Mi piace tanto il cioccolato scuro, specialmente quello con 85% cacao.
dark cloud nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (grey cloud threatening rain)nuvola scura nf
 They went outside to play despite the dark clouds that were quickly moving in.
dark cloud nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (bad omen, pessimism)nuvola nera nf
 The bad news placed a dark cloud over her happiness.
dark clouds nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." literal (grey clouds threatening rain)  (colloquiale)nuvoloni nmpl
 The rains will come soon - the air is heavy, and dark clouds are gathering over the hills.
 Guarda che nuvoloni, sta per scatenarsi un temporale.
dark clouds nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (bad omen)nuvole nere nfpl
 In 1938, the dark clouds of war were once again gathering over Europe.
dark comedy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (black humour, macabre comedy)commedia nera nf
 The play was a dark comedy filled with deliciously macabre characters.
 Un esempio di commedia nera è il film "Detenuto in attesa di giudizio", nel quale il protagonista viene arrestato per un errore giudiziario.
  film di umorismo nero nm
dark corner angolo buio
dark depths profondità oscure
dark glasses nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (sunglasses, tinted spectacles)occhiali scuri nmpl
 Some people wear dark glasses all the time, as a fashion statement, even when there's no need,
 He thought it was fashionable to wear his dark glasses at night.
 Nell'abbigliamento stile Blues Brothers non possono mancare gli occhiali scuri.
dark hair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (brunette or brown hair)capelli scuri nmpl
 She has naturally dark hair but she dyes it blond.
dark haired
dark-haired
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(brunette)  (dai capelli scuri)moro, bruno agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 Is Jane the dark-haired girl or the blonde?
 Jane è la ragazza mora o quella bionda?
dark horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (secretive person)persona misteriosa nf
 I don't trust her; she's a dark horse.
dark horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (racehorse about which little is known)partecipante non quotato
dark horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (political candidate about whom little is known)outsider nm
 At first, Obama was a dark horse, but he emerged to win the election!
dark magic nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (witchcraft, black magic)magia nera nf
dark meat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poultry: flesh of the legs)carne scura nf
 The dark meat of the bird is often the tastiest part.
dark of night nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (night time, middle of the night)cuore della notte nm
 In the dark of night the forest became a place of menace.
 Fu svegliato nel cuore della notte dai rumori dei ladri.
dark secret segreto oscuro
dark shade ombra scura
dark skin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (brown or olive complexion)pelle scura nf
 African American mothers often have difficulty finding dolls with dark skin.
dark skinned
dark-skinned
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(non-white: not Caucasian)di carnagione scura agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is before a noun
 Sunburnt John in his Hawaiian shirt contrasted with the dark-skinned natives.
 Il missionario bianco spiccava in mezzo ai nativi di carnagione scura.
dark skinned
dark-skinned
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(tanned)abbronzato agg
Nota: Potential racist overtones.
 Sheila was so dark-skinned after all the years abroad that I hardly recognised her.
 Sheila era così abbronzata, dopo la lunga permanenza all'estero, che la riconobbi a fatica.
dark star compagno oscuro
dark wood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wood of dark brown colour)legno scuro nm
dark-blue blu scuro adj
dark-brown (brownish)marrone scuro adj
dark-eyed dagli occhi scuri adj
dark-gray USgrigio scuro adj
dark-green verde scuro adj
dark-haired dai capelli scuri adj
dark-haired (having dark hair)dai capelli scuri adj
dark-orange arancione scuro adj
dark-red rosso scuro adj
deep dark secret oscuro segreto nm
glow-in-the-dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (luminous)luminescente agg
grope in the dark   (incertezza)brancolare nel buio nm
in a dark corner in un angolo buio, nascosto
in the dark advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (where there is no light)al buio avv
 The lights in the cave went out, leaving the tourists in the dark.
 With the heavy clouds covering the stars and moon, they walked in the dark along the path.
 Per un guasto alla centrale elettrica, la città è rimasta al buio per tutta la notte.
in the dark advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (uniformed, without knowledge of [sth])all'oscuro avv
 There must be an answer to this problem, but I admit I'm in the dark.
 She was surprised by the party, because her friends kept her in the dark when planning it.
 In certi regimi politici la popolazione è tenuta all'oscuro di quanto succede nel resto del mondo.
in the dark of night advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at night)nel buio della notte, nell'oscurità della notte avv
 The owl is able to hunt in the dark of night because it has specially adapted eyes.
 Il gufo può cacciare tranquillamente nel buio della notte grazie alla sua vista notturna.
night-dark scuro come la notte
pitch dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (totally without light)buio come la pece
pitch dark nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (total darkness, blackness)oscurità totale nf
pitch-dark nero come pece
shot in the dark nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (wild guess)tirare a indovinare vi
 He took a shot in the dark and guessed the correct answer on the test.
the dark il buio nm
wine-dark del colore del vino
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