Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To dim, darken, or hide from view.

Part of speech: adjective

Not clear to the eye or to the mind; dim; dark; indistinct.

Part of speech: adjective

Little known; lowly.

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Usage examples "obscure":

  1. His voice was thick and obscure when he asked: " You won't come with me?" - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
  2. I do not know how far that is true, or if parts of the symphony would not be rather obscure to anyone who followed it without the text; but this speech seems to prove that he has understood the dangers of the literary symphony, and that he is striving for pure music. - "Musicians of To-Day", Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi.
  3. Every thing relative to this part of the history of bees has hitherto been very obscure. - "New observations on the natural history of bees", Francis Huber.