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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Recent Examples on the Web The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Cafu's son, Danilo. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Son of Brazil World Cup Winner Cafu Dies of a Heart Attack While Playing Soccer," 5 Sep. 2019 View Sample Sign Up Now Reddit readers were naturally saddened by the story. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Grandpa and His Pet Rainbow Bird 'Dolly' Reunite After She Was Stolen Along With His Car," 1 July 2019 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. Jerry Mcdonald, The Denver Post, "Former Raider Neiron Ball dies at 27 after battle with rare brain condition," 10 Sep. 2019 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Former Raider Neiron Ball dies at 27 after battle with rare brain condition," 10 Sep. 2019 We are deeply saddened by the news of Chris March’s passing. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Project Runway alum Chris March dies at 56," 6 Sep. 2019 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Roger Galatas. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Roger Galatas, key figure in Woodlands history, dies," 30 Aug. 2019 We are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedies of gun violence across the United States. Natallie Rocha, Fortune, "Here’s How to Find Out If You Own Gun Stocks in Your 401k," 7 Aug. 2019 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. Jill Bleed, BostonGlobe.com, "Mitch Petrus, former Giants offensive lineman, at 32," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of sadden

1565, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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3 Nov 2019

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The first known use of sadden was in 1565

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More Definitions for sadden

sadden

verb
How to pronounce sadden (audio)

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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