What does the word dingy mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Dingily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of a dusky color, as if soiled; dull; tarnished.

Usage examples for dingy

  1. But there was not- no one to see them stealing along that sombre- coloured wall- no eye to witness their entrance within the private side door that admitted them by a narrow passage into the unused apartments of the house- no eye to behold them as they stood within that small dark chamber, that communicated by a window of dingy glass with the large hall in which the guests of Henry Holtspur were assembled. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. I knew by its expression that she gave a silent blessing to the little troop of a brown- faced gipsy family, which came out of a dingy tent to look at the passing carriage. – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  3. Then even that dingy work- a- day existence became a blessing, because it keyed up her energies to intoxication and flight. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann