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Definition of "darken" []

  • To make dark or darker. (verb-transitive)
  • To give a darker hue to. (verb-transitive)
  • To fill with sadness; make gloomy. (verb-transitive)
  • To render vague or uncertain; obscure: The sudden drop in stock prices darkened the future for investors. (verb-transitive)
  • To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the family's good name. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "darken" in a sentence
  • "As Langdon listened to the caller, Hadley watched his expression darken."
  • "For a moment, she thought Lord Kingwood would argue when she saw his expression darken, but after a quick glare at the young gentleman, Lord Kingwood turned on his heel and slipped through the crowd."
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