Definition of darken
- the skies were darkening
- his mood darkened
- the financial crisis darkened the future of the company
The sky darkened and it started to rain.
Her face darkens to a deep red when she gets angry.
The wood will darken as it ages.
The bad news darkened his mood.
The last days of her life were darkened by illness.
His mood darkened after he heard the bad news.
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: to make (something) dark or to become dark or darker in color
: to make (something) less happy or to become less happy
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