Examples of brighten in a Sentence
He brightened the picture on the television.
Flowers can brighten any room.
The good news brightened her mood.
The sky brightened after the storm.
Business prospects brightened last month.
Her face brightened in relief when she heard that he was not hurt.
Recent Examples of brighten from the Web
Using four hop varieties and three different malts, this dark ale’s roasty body is brightened by pine and citrus notes.
Overall, the decor is much more understated than that of Johnson's homes in New York City and Malibu, though still colorful enough to brighten up any vacation. Related: Score!
Being in touch with his old bandmates again has brightened his life.
Blond wood paneling, faded with sun exposure over the years, got a coat of white paint, as did the walls, brightening up the interior.
With cinder-block walls brightened by pictures of horses that evoke this equestrian county, the nursing home offers crafts, bingo and other activities.
Enter Starburst hair, the latest mesmerizing hair color trend that's about to brighten your feed.
The Cabin Branch Quilters brought their handiwork, some 78 quilts, to Action in Community Through Service in Dumfries late last month, the lively colors and ornate patterns intended to brighten the lives of children who have weathered awful times.
A day trip or getting together with someone who brightens your day is favored.
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First Known Use of brighten
BRIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brighten for English Language Learners
: to add more light to (something)
: to make (something) more colorful or cheerful
: to become brighter or more cheerful
BRIGHTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of brighten for Students
1 : to add more light to Candlelight brightened the room.
2 : to make or become cheerful You brightened my day.
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