Definition of 'leaven'
Example sentences containing 'leaven'
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It is none the worse for being lightly leavened with humour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His work is unusually accessible and leavened with kindly humour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Grim, but leavened with humour and humanity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Still, it was essentially agreeable entertainment with a wacky sense of humour leavened by slightly sobering grace notes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The ensuing tale of innocence lost is inherently mawkish, but this is leavened by bracing humour and good performances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Dreams, memory and reality swap places, all leavened with dry humour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An atmospheric and dark story, leavened with humour in the narrative voice of Vincent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Synonyms of 'leaven'
yeast, ferment, leavening, barm
Trends of 'leaven'
Used Occasionally. leaven is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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