Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

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

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Hermann Sudermann.