blackened

adjective
black·​ened | \ ˈbla-kənd How to pronounce blackened (audio) \

Definition of blackened

: coated with a mixture of spices (such as garlic powder and cayenne pepper) and fried over extremely high heat

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Examples of blackened in a Sentence

the church's blackened ceiling is the result of centuries of candle smoke
Recent Examples on the Web Al-Kolak placed a blackened kettle atop the makeshift stove and dropped a few Lipton teabags inside it. Patrick Strickland, The New York Review of Books, "After the EU Turned Greece into a Refugee Warehouse, a Backlash," 4 Mar. 2020 On Wednesday, the few people out on the streets walked quietly past the blackened car hulks and smashed homes. New York Times, "The Roots of the Delhi Riots: A Fiery Speech and an Ultimatum," 26 Feb. 2020 As dawn broke over a blackened landscape Sunday, a picture emerged of disaster of unprecedented scale. USA TODAY, "Cooler weather brings respite in Australian wildfire crisis," 5 Jan. 2020 As dawn broke over a blackened landscape Sunday, a picture emerged of disaster of unprecedented scale. Steve Mcmorran, BostonGlobe.com, "Australian premier defends response to fires; weather brings respite," 5 Jan. 2020 The outages turned urban highways dark and blackened shopping malls once glittering with light. Janie Har, USA TODAY, "Wildfire power shutoffs leave the disabled in darkness and danger: 'You couldn’t see in front of you'," 31 Oct. 2019 The outages turned urban highways dark and blackened shopping malls once glittering with light. Washington Post, "Seniors at California complex ‘abandoned’ during blackout," 31 Oct. 2019 The outages turned urban highways dark and blackened shopping malls once glittering with light. NBC News, "Disabled California seniors left behind in power outage," 31 Oct. 2019 One crane that officials had been referring to as Charlie landed on Rampart Street — standing straight up — the blackened end visible where the explosives had been placed. Rebecca Santana, Anchorage Daily News, "Leaning cranes toppled at partly collapsed New Orleans hotel," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of blackened

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Blackened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackened. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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blackened

adjective
How to pronounce blackened (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blackened

of food : coated with a mixture of hot spices and fried over very high heat

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