Bleak

Definition of Bleak

Pronunciation: blēk
a.1.Without color; pale; pallid.
When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.
- Foxe.
2.Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
Wastes too bleak to rear
The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.
- Wordsworth.
At daybreak, on the bleak sea beach.
- Longfellow.
3.Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.
n.1.(Zool.) A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidæ; the blay.

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