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ขมุกขมัว  khaL mookL khaL muaaR
Royal Institute - 1982
ขมุกขมัว  /ขะ-หฺมุก-ขะ-หฺมัว/
[วิเศษณ์] มืดๆ มัวๆ, โพล้เพล้, จวนค่ำ, จวนมืด, โดยปริยายใช้หมายถึง สีมัวๆ, ไม่ผ่องใส, เช่น หน้าตาขมุกขมัว, ครั้นจะทำขมุกขมัวมอมแมม. (ม. ร่ายยาว ทานกัณฑ์).

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiขะ-หฺมุก-ขะ-หฺมัว
IPAkʰà mùk kʰà mǔːa
Royal Thai General Systemkhamukkhamua

[is] dim; indistinct; gloomy; dull

synonymsมัวซัว muaaM suaaM[is] dim; indistinct; gloomy
สลัว saL luaaR[is] dim of light; pale; faded; murky
หมอง maawngR[is] dull; tarnished; darkened; sad
บรรยากาศบ้านเมือง ยังขมุกขมัวเป็นอย่างยิ่ง
banM yaaM gaatL baanF meuuangM yangM khaL mookL khaL muaaR bpenM yaangL yingF
"The [political] atmosphere in our nation is still very unclear."
This word contains an initial consonant cluster which follows the general clustered consonant tone rule. This is the common case for clusters in which: As shown in the phonemic transcription result, the tone of the syllable as a whole is determined by the consonant class of the first consonant in the cluster.

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