Simple Definition of darken
: to make (something) dark or to become dark or darker in color
: to make (something) less happy or to become less happy
Full Definition of darken
dark·eneddark·en·ing play \ˈdär-kə-niŋ\
1 : to grow dark : become obscured <the skies were darkening>
2 : to become gloomy <his mood darkened>
1 : to make dark
2 : to make less clear : obscure <the financial crisis darkened the future of the company>
4 : to cast a gloom over
5 : to make of darker color
Examples of darken
The sky darkened and it started to rain.
Her face darkens to a deep red when she gets angry.
The wood will darken as it ages.
The bad news darkened his mood.
The last days of her life were darkened by illness.
His mood darkened after he heard the bad news.
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