verb sad·den \ˈsa-dən\

: to cause (someone) to be sad

: to become sad : to show sadness

sad·denedsad·den·ing \ˈsad-niŋ, ˈsa-dən-iŋ\

Full Definition of SADDEN

transitive verb
:  to make sad
intransitive verb
:  to become sad

Examples of SADDEN

  1. It saddens me that we could not agree.
  2. We were saddened to see how ill she looks.
  3. She was saddened over the death of her friend.
  4. Her face saddened when she heard the news.

First Known Use of SADDEN


Rhymes with SADDEN

SADDEN Defined for Kids


verb sad·den \ˈsa-dən\

Definition of SADDEN for Kids

:  to make or become sad


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