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Definition of Bleak

Bleak
Bleak Bleak, n. [From Bleak, a., cf. Blay.] (Zo["o]l.) A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinid[ae]; the blay. [Written also blick.] Note: The silvery pigment lining the scales of the bleak is used in the manufacture of artificial pearls. --Baird.
Bleak
Bleak Bleak, a. [OE. blac, bleyke, bleche, AS. bl[=a]c, bl?c, pale, wan; akin to Icel. bleikr, Sw. blek, Dan. bleg, OS. bl?k, D. bleek, OHG. pleih, G. bleich; all from the root of AS. bl[=i]can to shine; akin to OHG. bl[=i]chen to shine; cf. L. flagrare to burn, Gr. ? to burn, shine, Skr. bhr[=a]j to shine, and E. flame. ?98. Cf. Bleach, Blink, Flame.] 1. Without color; pale; pallid. [Obs.] 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. -- Bleak"ish, a. -- Bleak"ly, adv. -- Bleak"ness, n.

Meaning of Bleak from wikipedia

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