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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.
 
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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." (tone: 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." (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." figurative (gloomy)grigio agg
 With a recession predicted to hit soon, these are dark days for the economy.
 Con una recessione prevista a breve, questo è un periodo grigio per l'economia.
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.
the dark nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (without electricity)  (senza elettricità)buio nm
 The town was left in the dark after the storm.
 Il paese è rimasto al buio dopo la tempesta.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
darkness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (no light)oscurità nf
  buio nm
   (letterario)tenebre nfpl
darkness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (evil)  (figurato)male nm
 
Additional Translations
darkness,
dark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(ignorance)ignoranza nf
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
dark | darkness
afraid of the dark adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (scared of darkness)aver paura del buio vtr
 She kept a nightlight on because she was afraid of the dark.
 Teneva un'abat-jour accesa perché aveva paura del buio.
be in the dark essere all'oscuro
dark adaptation adeguamento al buio
dark ages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (being unenlightened)  (figurato: arretratezza)medioevo nm
 My boss is still living in the dark ages. He thinks his female employees should make the coffee.
 Il mio capo sta ancora al medioevo, pensa che le impiegate femmine debbano fare il caffè.
Dark Ages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (medieval period)secoli bui nmpl
 Historians no longer refer to the early medieval period in Europe as the "Dark Ages".
 Gli storici non chiamano più l'Alto Medioevo "i secoli bui".
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.
 Portati il cappotto, fuori è grigio e cupo.
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.
 Le previsioni economiche per l'anno prossimo 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
  cupo agg
 The place was dark and gloomy during the winter months.
 Durante i mesi invernali il posto era tetro.
dark beer birra scura
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.
 È difficile vedere di notte chi si veste di blu scuro.
dark blue,
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 invar
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective before a noun.
 People wearing dark blue clothing are hard to see at night.
 È difficile vedere di notte chi indossa abiti blu scuro.
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 of late.
 Ultimamente il cioccolato fondente è diventato molto popolare.
dark clouds nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (grey clouds threatening rain)nuvola scura nf
  nuvolone nero nm
 The rains will come soon: the air's heavy and dark clouds are gathering over the hills.
dark cloud nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (bad omen, pessimism)  (figurato)nube nf
 The bad news placed a dark cloud over her happiness.
 La cattiva notizia è stata una nube che ha offuscato la loro felicità.
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 nm
dark depths profondità oscure
dark glasses nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (sunglasses)occhiali da sole nmpl
  occhiali scuri nmpl
 Some people wear dark glasses all the time, even when there's no need, He thought it was fashionable to wear his dark glasses at night.
 Certa gente indossa gli occhiali da sole costantemente, anche quando non servono.
 Credeva che fosse alla moda indossare gli occhiali scuri di notte.
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 horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (secretive person)  (persona)misterioso agg
 You're such a dark horse! - you never told me you'd got married.
 Fai sempre il misterioso! Non mi hai mai detto che ti sei sposato.
dark horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (racehorse about which little is known)  (corse di cavalli)partecipante non quotato nm
dark horse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (political candidate about whom little is known)outsider nm
 At first Obama was something of a dark horse, but he went on to win the election!
 All'inizio Obama era un outsider, ma poi ha finito per vincere le elezioni.
dark magic nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (witchcraft, black magic)magia nera nf
 Dark magic can be used to steal people's souls.
 Per rubare l'anima degli altri si può usare la magia nera.
dark meat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poultry flesh)carne scura nf
 The dark meat of a turkey has the strongest flavour.
 La carne scura del tacchino è quella col sapore più intenso.
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."
(person: non-white)di carnagione scura loc agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is before a noun
 The dark-skinned locals made us all look like ghosts!
 Le persone del luogo di carnagione scura ci facevano sembrare dei fantasmi!
dark skinned,
dark-skinned
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(tanned)abbronzato agg
 Sheila was so dark skinned after all those 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
 Mahogany is a dark wood.
 Il mogano è un legno scuro.
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,
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: The hyphen may be omitted when the adjective follows the noun
 Is Jane the dark-haired girl or the blonde?
 Jane è la ragazza mora o quella bionda?
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)fosforescente, luminescente agg
 Small dots of glow-in-the-dark paint can be applied to your light switches.
 Si possono applicare dei puntini di vernice fosforescente agli interruttori della luce.
grope in the dark   (incertezza)brancolare nel buio nm
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 heavy clouds covering the stars and moon, they walked along the path in the dark.
 Le luci nella caverna si spensero, lasciando i turisti al buio. Con nuvole pesanti a coprire la luna e le stelle, camminarono lungo il sentiero al buio.
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])  (figurato)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.
 Ci deve essere una risposta a questo problema, ma devo ammettere di essere all'oscuro. Fu sorpresa per la festa perché i suoi amici l'avevano tenuta all'oscuro durante i preparativi.
in the dark of night advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." poetic (at nighttime)nel buio della notte, nell'oscurità della notte avv
 In the dark of night, the forest became a menacing place.
 Nel buio della notte la foresta diventò un luogo minaccioso.
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." (without light)buio come la pece
 Away from the city, it is pitch dark at night.
 Fuori città, di notte è buio come la pece.
pitch dark nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (total blackness)oscurità totale nf
 He walks this road every night, in the pitch dark!
 Fa questa strada a piedi tutte le notti, nell'oscurità totale.
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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