Definition of sadden
saddeningplay \ˈsad-niŋ, ˈsa-dən-iŋ\
: to make sad
: to become sad
Examples of sadden in a Sentence
It saddens me that we could not agree.
We were saddened to see how ill she looks.
She was saddened over the death of her friend.
Her face saddened when she heard the news.
Recent Examples of sadden from the Web
Carter said in a statement on Friday that he and his wife, Rosalynn, were deeply saddened by Allman’s death.
Hazel Jarrell says she’s saddened at the school’s demise but understands that a new building is needed.
Captain Olson, who is retired, was saddened on Sunday to hear about the death.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office family was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of Beranton’s passing.
Deeply saddened by the tragic events in Manchester.
I’m saddened to inform all ye who cling to the age-old symbol of feminist power, that your mascot has passed away.
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First Known Use of sadden
SADDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sadden for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to be sad
: to become sad : to show sadness
SADDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sadden for Students
: to make or become sad
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