Synonyms of darken
1 cloudDictionary • A storm darkened the sky.
shadow • The hood shadowed her face.
obscure • the jargon that frequently obscures legal documents
eclipse • The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
dim • The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
overshadow • one of the towers that overshadow the square
, light up
, clear up
, make bright
2 make dark • She darkened her eyebrows with mascara.
shade • a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
blacken • The smoke blackened the sky like the apocalypse.
deepen • a spice used in poultry feed to deepen the colour of egg yolks
3 become gloomy • His face suddenly darkened.
go crook (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
, perk up
, make happy
, become cheerful
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• The smoke blackened the sky like the apocalypse.
• The sky clouded and a light rain began to fall.
Thesaurus for darken from the Collins English Thesaurus