Definition of 'darken'
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Only the darkening sky remains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is also a distinct prospect that the view on the eurozone darkens again. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Paradoxically his writing gets better and funnier as his mood darkens. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sky was darkening and it began to rain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She pauses and her face darkens a little. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sky darkened to a powdery grey. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The great brown mass darkened the sky above me. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)Others were not so scared and emerged at night to act as snipers from rooftops and darkened windows. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeHis face darkens and his boisterous voice drops to a mutter when he talks of his loss and its effect. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She said she and other women had been taken from a hotel to the house in cars with darkened windows. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And then slowly the mood darkened. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is a murmuring of applause and the players leave the field to the sound of nightingale song from the darkening sky. Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)His face darkened; his eyes flashed. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEWhen the windows darkened, it only produced a sort of gray twilight indoors. CHARMED LIFE (1977)And as my mood darkens, so do my encounters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At this, the pink face darkens. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They would need a van, or a large vehicle with darkened windows. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sky rapidly darkens and it's clear a storm is coming. The Sun (2015)But then - did the sky darken? Times, Sunday Times (2014)After an hour of calm good humour, his mood suddenly darkens and he embarks on a bit of a rant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The nine men and three women made the grim tour under police escort - in a white coach with darkened windows. The Sun (2008)That night the mood darkened. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then her face quickly darkens. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Suddenly the mood has darkened. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Suddenly his mood darkens. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'darken'
British English: darken VERB
If something darkens or if a person or thing darkens it, it becomes darker.
The sky darkened abruptly.
Definition of darken from the Collins English Dictionary
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