blackening

noun
black·​en·​ing | \ ˈblak-niŋ How to pronounce blackening (audio) , ˈbla-kə- \

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Examples of blackening in a Sentence

blackening of the senator's good name disgusted voters
Recent Examples on the Web Like Dorian Gray’s portrait, his face registered the blackening of Walt’s soul. Judy Berman, Time, "Review: El Camino Transforms Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman Into an Action Hero for the Ages," 11 Oct. 2019 He and manager Dave Bristol went at it one day at the yard, with the manager blackening The Count’s eye. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Antonio Brown’s spat with Mike Mayock reminds of T.O., Sprewell, other Bay Area infights," 5 Sep. 2019 Fenolio came across an academic journal with a paper about a particular species of frog that had faced similar deaths — a blackening and drying of the skin followed by a quick demise. Josh Baugh, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio scientist works to save endangered salamander in southeastern U.S.," 8 July 2019 The floors were free from the blackening caused by fire. National Geographic, "This Stone Age settlement took humanity's first steps toward city life," 26 Mar. 2019 Any blackening or a brown shade on the switch or outlet is cause for concern. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Smart Person's Guide To Avoiding Electrical Shock," 29 Apr. 2016 But then slowly, as the guests began to arrive, our multiracial viewing party started to get the sense that this wasn’t going to be like any other royal wedding in history: The blackening of Windsor was upon us. Attica Locke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meghan Markle, the "Blackening of Windsor" and Why That Matters on Live TV (Guest Column)," 22 May 2018 The very thin crust combined with the hot, fast cook gives just a touch of flavorful char (the attention to detail is incredible and there is a person who just inspects the bottom of each pie out of the oven to avoid excess blackening). USA TODAY, "Is this America's best fast-food pizza?," 24 Apr. 2018 Place the salmon on the pan, brush 1 tablespoon vinegar over the top, then sprinkle with the blackening seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Roasted Blackened Salmon with Snap Pea Salad," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of blackening

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blackening was circa 1909

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“Blackening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackening. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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