What does the word swarthy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Swarthiness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Swarthily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having a dark hue; tawny. swart.

Usage examples for swarthy

  1. He was very tall and very strongly made, though clumsy in figure and swarthy in face. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  2. In the meanwhile, Miriam, within, was listening, with a smile of grim delight, to a swarthy and weather- beaten young Jew. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  3. He saw with satisfaction the flush mount to Murrell's swarthy cheeks, and felt that the limit of his capacity was being reached. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester