darken

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˈdɑɹkən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɑːkən/

Verb[change]

Plain form
darken

Third-person singular
darkens

Past tense
darkened

Past participle
darkened

Present participle
darkening

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something darkens, there is less light.
    In the evening, he went walking and watched the sky darken.
    She darkened the lights and sat quietly.
  2. (intransitive) If your mood, face, or eyes darkens, you become less happy.
    As he told her the story, he could see her face darken.

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