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Usage statistics for the noun darling:

conversational speech97.74%task-oriented speech2.26%
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The word darling is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun darling

What does darling mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • darling: darlings
  • Darling: -

  1. a special loved one
  2. an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River

Alternative definition of the noun darling


  1. A person who is dear to one.

Definition of the adjective darling

What does darling mean as an attribute of a noun?

Darling is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: -

  1. dearly loved

Alternative definition of the adjective darling


  1. Dear; cherished.
  2. See charming.

Phrases with Darling

Phrases starting with the word Darling:

  1. darling pea
  2. Darling's Disease
  3. Darling's Mole-Rat
  4. Darling's Horseshoe Bat

Phrase ending with the word Darling:

  1. Media Darling

Other phrases containing the word Darling:

  1. hairy darling pea
  2. smooth darling pea

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Darling

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

DARLING [from Lieut.Gen Sir Ralph Darling, gov. of New South Wales 1825—31]: river in Australia, tributar of the Murray ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folk Art (2004)

by Gerard C. Wertkin

BROOKE DAVIS ANDERSON DARLING, SANFORD (1894¥1973) was a self- taught artist whose House of a Thousand Paintings, in Santa Barbara, California, ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

Mitchells Hüpfmaus Notomys mordax Rodentia - Muridae Darling Downs Hopping Mouse; Darling Downs Jerboa Mouse; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures (2014)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

The planning had started in May 1951 when Major Avraham Dar, posing as John Darling, a Gibraltar businessman, traveled to Alexandria and Cairo on a mission to recruit members of the local Jewish community to spy for Israel. In Alexandria ...

Google previewThe Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes] (2014)

Everything Fab Four by Kenneth Womack

Darling” was inspired by the rock 'n' roll ballads of the late 1950s—particularly such bombastic vocal showcases as Jackie Wilson's ...

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Usage statistics about darling

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun darling:

conversational speech97.74%task-oriented speech2.26%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun darling:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective darling:


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Plug In Stereo's "Oh Darling" in American Sign Language

This video was produced out of the desire of having an American Sign Language version of Plug In Stereo's "Oh Darling". Subtitled in English. The FSDB Dance ...

Quotes about Darling

All I want
is just a little
of your time.

Oh, darling
please give me
even just a little
of your time.

The north
is too far
and a year
is not that soon.

So please, darling
spare me a little
of your time
to embrace
and kiss me
before you go. (Marites C. Cayetano)
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Scrabble value of D2A1R1L1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of DARLING

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