Dark Ages: Meaning and Definition of

Dark' Ag'es

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the period in European history from about a.d. 476 to about 1000.
  2. the whole of the Middle Ages, from about a.d. 476 to the Renaissance.
  3. (often l.c.) a period or stage marked by repressiveness, a lack of enlightenment or advanced knowledge, etc.
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