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bleak



Pronunciation: (blēk), [key]
adj., -er, -est.
1. bare, desolate, and often windswept: a bleak plain.
2. cold and piercing; raw: a bleak wind.
3. without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary: a bleak future.

bleak



Pronunciation: (blēk), [key]
n.
a European freshwater fish, Alburnus alburnus, having scales with a silvery pigment that is used in the production of artificial pearls.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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