lowering

adjective low·er·ing \ ˈlau̇-(ə-)riŋ , ˈlō- \

Definition of lowering

: dark and threatening : gloomy
  • rain pouring down from a lowering sky

Examples of lowering in a Sentence

  1. the lowering sky made us think twice about going to the park

  2. we chose our next words carefully, mindful of the lowering expression on his face

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First Known Use of lowering

15th century



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