Blacken - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblækən|  American pronunciation of the word blacken
Brit.  |ˈblak(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word blacken

verb

- make or become black(syn: black, melanise, melanize)

The smoke blackened the ceiling
The ceiling blackened

- burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color(syn: char, scorch, sear)

The cook blackened the chicken breast

Examples

Fire had blackened the field.

The sky blackened as the storm approached.

Their false accusations failed to blacken my reputation.

The thunder became louder and the sky blackened.

The smoke blackened the ceiling

The ceiling blackened

The cook blackened the chicken breast

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blacken
he/she/it: blackens
present participle: blackening
past tense: blackened
past participle: blackened
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