blackening

noun black·en·ing \ ˈblak-niŋ , ˈbla-kə- \

Definition of blackening

Examples of blackening in a Sentence

  1. blackening of the senator's good name disgusted voters

Recent Examples of blackening from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blackening.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of blackening

circa 1909



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blackening? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to provide what is needed to exist

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!