1. [ adjective ] (color) having skin rich in melanin pigments
Synonyms: colored dark coloured

"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" "the dark races" "dark-skinned peoples"

Related terms: black
2. [ adjective ] naturally having skin of a dark color
Synonyms: swart swarthy dusky

"a dark-skinned beauty" "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks" "a smile on his swarthy face" (`swart' is archaic)

Related terms: archaism brunet