harshen

verb harsh·en \ ˈhär-shən \

Definition of harshen

harshened; harshening play \ˈhär-sh(ə-)niŋ\
transitive verb
: to make (something, such as a voice) harsh
intransitive verb
: to become harsh
  • saw the grain of his skin harshening over face bones
  • —Elizabeth Bowen

Examples of harshen in a Sentence

  1. recent changes to the drunk driving laws harshen penalties for repeat offenders

First Known Use of harshen

1824

harshen Synonyms

Antonyms

ameliorate, ease;

Near Antonyms

lessen, moderate, soften;



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