low·​er·​ing | \ ˈlau̇-(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lowering (audio) , ˈlō- How to pronounce lowering (audio) \

Definition of lowering

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

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Examples of lowering in a Sentence

the lowering sky made us think twice about going to the park we chose our next words carefully, mindful of the lowering expression on his face
Recent Examples on the Web New technologies are making energy production more efficient and lowering costs at a faster pace than politics can drive them higher. Time, "The American International Order Is Finished," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of lowering

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lowering was in the 15th century

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“Lowering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowering. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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