darkened


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dark·en

 (där′kən)
v. dark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens
v.tr.
1.
a. To make dark or darker.
b. To give a darker hue to.
2. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
3. To render vague or uncertain; obscure: The sudden drop in stock prices darkened the future for investors.
4. To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the family's good name.
v.intr.
To become dark or darker.

dark′en·er n.

darkened

(ˈdɑːkənd)
adj
(of a building or room) having no lights on inside
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.darkened - (of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time; "the darkened margins of the paper"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
2.darkened - become or made dark by lack of light; "a darkened house"; "the darkened theater"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"

darkened

adjective unlit, dark, shadowy, poorly lit, tenebrous, unilluminated He drove past darkened houses.
Translations

darkened

[ˈdɑːrkənd] adj [house, room] → plongé(e) dans l'obscuritédark glasses npllunettes fpl noiresdark-haired [ˌdɑːrkˈhɛərd] adjaux cheveux brunsdark horse n
(= person) → quantité f inconnue
(US) (POLITICS)candidat(e) m/f inattendu(e)
References in classic literature ?
The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.
Hurrying forward, the man stopped at the street crossing and, putting the ladder against the wooden lamp-post, lighted the village lights so that their way was half lighted, half darkened, by the lamps and by the deepening shadows cast by the low-branched trees.
Just then, a warrior of powerful frame, darkened the door, and stalking silently among the attentive group, he seated himself on one end of the low pile of brush which sustained Duncan.
In spite of her self-possession, Christie's eyes suddenly darkened, and she involuntarily drew herself up.
At the first glimpse they beheld nothing extraordinary: a handsomely furnished room, of moderate size, somewhat darkened by curtains; books arranged on shelves; a large map on the wall, and likewise a portrait of Colonel Pyncheon, beneath which sat the original Colonel himself, in an oaken elbow-chair, with a pen in his hand.
at once shadowy and sensual, A tender loin of beef, a hind-quarter of veal, a spare-rib of pork, a particular chicken, or a remarkably praiseworthy turkey, which had perhaps adorned his board in the days of the elder Adams, would be remembered; while all the subsequent experience of our race, and all the events that brightened or darkened his individual career, had gone over him with as little permanent effect as the passing breeze.
It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me, Yes, Ishmael, the same fate may be thine.
All I ask of this country is to be let alone, and I will go out peaceably; but,"--he paused, and his brow darkened and his face worked,--"I've had a sister sold in that New Orleans market.
He raised a smoke this time that darkened all the region, and must have made matters uncomfortable for the hermits, for the wind was their way, and it rolled down over their dens in a dense and billowy fog.
Pretty soon it darkened up, and begun to thunder and lighten; so the birds was right about it.
I don't know about that," and Tom's countenance darkened, for his memory reverted to his kicking.
In all the earlier years when her babies were young, carking cares and anxieties darkened the fireside with their brooding wings.