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verb as in become shaded, unlit

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Example Sentences

At sunset that day, the refinery’s rooftop will darken, but only for four months.

The on-court clouds that have darkened Toronto’s early season could be clearing.

The bots flag “restatement” as a negative word, which darkens their outlook on a company’s prospects.

From Quartz

The racism he faced in the run up to the record might have darkened Aaron’s joy, but, for him, bitterness never lingered.

From Time

That phenomenon occurs when the Moon is farthest away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun, resulting in a ring of light around the darkened moon.

The camera would pull in, the background would darken, and you would give a meta-commentary on the events.

If you only vote on how a person personally feels about abortion, you will never want her to darken your door.

When the sky began to darken, however, they desisted for a time, and set about making preparations for the coming storm.

Gwynne's mind seemed to darken until only one luminous point confronted it, the visible tormented soul of his kinsman.

But you must know, she said, looking at him with her sea-blue eyes, that in moments of tense emotion seemed to widen and darken.

Over her shoulder peered her cousin Dave, and June saw his face darken while she looked.

His hair was a little less primrose coloured than it had been (pomatum does darken hair a little), but his eyes had not altered.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to darken, such as: blacken, dim, eclipse, obscure, overshadow, and becloud.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.