sadden

verb sad·den \ ˈsa-dᵊn \

Definition of sadden

saddened; saddening play \ˈsad-niŋ, ˈsa-dᵊn-iŋ\
transitive verb
:to make sad
intransitive verb
:to become sad

Examples of sadden in a Sentence

  1. It saddens me that we could not agree.

  2. We were saddened to see how ill she looks.

  3. She was saddened over the death of her friend.

  4. Her face saddened when she heard the news.

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First Known Use of sadden

1565


SADDEN Defined for English Language Learners

sadden

verb

Definition of sadden for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to be sad

  • : to become sad : to show sadness


SADDEN Defined for Kids

sadden

verb sad·den \ ˈsa-dᵊn \

Definition of sadden for Students

saddened; saddening
:to make or become sad


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