sadden

verb
sad·​den | \ ˈsa-dᵊn How to pronounce sadden (audio) \
saddened; saddening\ ˈsad-​niŋ How to pronounce saddening (audio) , ˈsa-​dᵊn-​iŋ \

Definition of sadden

transitive verb

: to make sad

intransitive verb

: to become sad

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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.
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Roll Tide buddy! 🙌🏾🐘 https://t.co/R8vQWeew0M — Jamey Mosley (@IAm_JameFlame) June 7, 2019 Incredibly saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Walt Gary. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al.com, "Alabama superfan Walt Gary died, players share memories," 7 June 2019 Even the war’s simplest lesson, that Nazis are bad, finds critics, a development that would undoubtedly surprise and sadden the men of Omaha Beach and Point du Hoc. Jeffrey A. Engel, Twin Cities, "Jeffrey Engel: The lesson of D-Day for Americans today," 6 June 2019 The Queen also shared a message in light of the attack: I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry Respond to the Tragic Shootings in New Zealand," 15 Mar. 2019 Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt said in a statement that he was extremely saddened to learn of the death of another law enforcement officer. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City leaders announce arrest following crash that killed Milwaukee police officer," 8 June 2018 We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hollywood Mourns the Death of 90210 and Riverdale Star Luke Perry," 5 Mar. 2019 Very saddened by the tragic forest fires in Greece. Umair Irfan, Vox, "In Sweden, Latvia, and Greece, wildfires are spreading amid a brutal heat wave.," 25 July 2018 So very saddened by this - my heart goes out to her husband and 13 year old daughter . Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Fashion Designer Kate Spade Remembered by Josh Groban, Chelsea Clinton & More: See the Tweets," 5 June 2018 The entire FiscalNote family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Wendy Martinez, our Chief of Staff, was killed last night. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Jogger stabbed to death in Washington, DC, collapses in takeout restaurant as attacker flees, cops say," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sadden

1565, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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sadden

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sadden

: to cause (someone) to be sad
: to become sad : to show sadness

sadden

verb
sad·​den | \ ˈsa-dᵊn How to pronounce sadden (audio) \
saddened; saddening

Kids Definition of sadden

: to make or become sad

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