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Below you will find the definition of dank, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - unpleasantly cool and humid
EXAMPLES - Dank in a Sentence
- There's something kind of dank and nasty about "under the sink".... (source)
- Doctors wheel a girl through what can only be described as a dank dungeon. (source)
- We ended up being put into a dank, nasty-ass holding cell that smelled like piss. (source)
- You'd think moles would talk about rot, mold, dank air and its effect on young moles. (source)
- Remember when flat, uncomfortable inclining lifts were installed in dank, musty homes? (source)
- She's a very strategic player, and has strategically painted herself into a dank corner. (source)
- For long, snooker was a stodgy unpopular game for old men in tuxedos in dank smoky halls. (source)
- Small, dank, drenched in glowing blue light, the room is painted like the skin of a zebra. (source)
- It's a dank, dirty existence Uxbal has and everyone in his world is exploited one way or another. (source)
- Those dank, dangerous razor-wired fortresses that now warehouse upward to three million poor Americans. (source)
- Nemtsov spent 40 hours sitting on his jacket in a dank 5-by-10-foot room with no windows, toilet or bed. (source)
- There came whispering up out of it, and a dank wet smell, as if there were running water a mile away below. (source)
- Actually to call it dank is a tad untrue - we were blessed with clear blue skies which lit up leaves, hips and haws. (source)
- No given aspect of my life is in any state more dire than "dank," though my commute to work this morning was miserable. (source)
- Something dark, dank and disturbingly familiar has saturated the airways, clogging reason and exacerbating racial anxiety and paranoia. (source)
- As soon as the three songs were finished, Stan/Paul quickly took off his guitar and led me out of the dark, dank, 15x15 sweatbox of a room. (source)
- But the compound subject is really equivalent to "the willow with its osiers dank," osiers being water-willows or their branches. ~dank~, damp: comp. (source)
- I scramble to the barracks, peer in at low dank spaces where quarrymen slept and ate, two to a bed and four to a dark, earth-floored room under a poor and leaking roof. (source)
- Practically everyone in Manhattan knows someone who knows someone who can alert them to a "friends and family" sample sale or get them into a fashion show in some dank warehouse. (source)
- Table 7 (US/Marko Slavnic & Andrew McDonald): A simple argument between lovers dining in a Chinese restaurant is being listened to by an Asian man in a dank room full of those surveilling the diners. (source)
- The scent of jasmine fills the air in Southern California, flip flops get rescued from the dank depths of the closet and my dog's birthday lands on the 11th -- which means pupcakes, laughter and a rockin 'dog party on the roof. (source)
- The second excerpt (located at a separate URL) describes his encounter with a homeless man living in dank tunnel near the airport, who has fashioned himself an elevated bed that manages to stay above the water line even during major flooding. (source)
- However, each time, we do the search to be thorough, and end up covering the same list of New Age and Wiccan stores in the area, most of which are located in one-story storefronts and strip malls, as opposed to hidden down dank alleys and forgotten byways. (source)
- Nesta Robert Marley: One need only speak his name to conjure up dank, dimly lit college dorm rooms where dreadlocked hippies try to sneak Thai sticks past watchful R. A.'s as the offbeat guitar of "One Love" or "Buffalo Soldier" or "Get Up Stand Up" churns. (source)
- What we were witnessing was old-fashioned Headingley cricket, although it appeared to be overcast rather than one of those dank, gloomy days where the light meter is always only a twitch away from being out, and by the second session there was blue sky around. (source)
- If you're old enough, the very mention of Brother Dominic and Xerox, automatically calls to mind memories of the corpulent monk in the hollow dank monastery, carrying a bundle of manuscripts to a print copier salesperson with the mournful plea: ` ` Can you do a big job for me. ''? (source)
- Just before the tour ended, the sky erupted with a crash of thunder and rain began pelting down -- leaving us with the unsavory options of biking through a downpour or staying in Karostas Cietums, whose unlit hallways and dank cells became no less creepy when illuminated by lightning. (source)
- With that saved money we can take vacations to the beach in the summer, go skiing in the winter, save more for college, and in general spend our money on things we value more than supporting a cute but dank and crusty old mom and pop store with often past-date dry goods and dairy products. (source)
- News at Eleven: But the metrical sprawl produces moments of real bathos; "a tragedy where I played a leading role myself" is far weaker than the equivalent lines in Surrey or Dryden, and the declining stars passage comes across as overwritten and too intent on provocative effect "dank," "sweeping". (source)
- J. Kenneth Blackwell, the former Secretary of State of Ohio whose administration of the 2004 election made Katherine Harris look like Mary Tyler Moore, is aggressively pushing to become the next chair of the Republican National Committee when its 168 members convene in 2009 to figure out how to pull their party out of the deep, dank hole they have dug themselves into. (source)
- It was delightful and satisfying to come into the spacious and cozy livingroom, filled with overstuffed easychairs and comfortable couches, warmed by the most efficient of centralheating systems or to use one of the perfectly appointed bathrooms whose every fixture was the best money could buy and recall the dank stone floors and walls leading up to a mammoth and -- from a thermal point of view -- perfectly useless fireplace flanked by the coatsofarms of deadandgone gentry who were content to shuffle out on inclement mornings to answer nature's calls in chilly outhouses. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "dank" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 14 synonyms for dank.
chilly, close, damp, dewy, dripping, humid, moist, muggy, slimy, soggy, steamy, sticky, wet, wettish
We have 3 antonyms for dank.
arid, dry, parched
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of dank from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Disagreeably damp or humid. See Synonyms at wet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) (intransitive) To moisten, dampen; used of mist, dew etc.
- (noun) A small silver coin formerly used in Persia.
- (adjective) dark, damp and humid.
- (adjective) highly potent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Damp; moist; humid; wet.
- (noun) Moisture; humidity; water.
- (noun) A small silver coin current in Persia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Damp; moist; saturated with cold moisture.
- (None) Synonyms Damp, Humid, etc. See moist.
- (noun) Cold moisture; unpleasant humidity.
- (noun) Water, in general.
- (None) To make dank; moisten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) unpleasantly cool and humid