1. darkening

adjective. ['ˈdɑːrkənɪŋ, ˈdɑːrknɪŋ'] becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over.


  • inactivity

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Words that Rhyme with Darkening

  • abandoning
  • abstaining
  • abstaining
  • adjoining
  • adjourning
  • adorning
  • affining
  • airconditioning
  • aligning
  • amounting
  • apportioning
  • ascertaining
  • assigning
  • attaining
  • auctioning
  • auditioning
  • awakening
  • awning
  • banning
  • beginning

Example sentences of the word darkening

1. Noun, singular or mass
Mix a warm darkening agent from burnt umber and a small amount of ivory black.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Decide if you prefer the way the orange is darkening with the blue or with the black.

Quotes containing the word darkening

1. When love dies, the heart's ashes do not leave on the wind—they rest on the mantelpiece of the soul, darkening the sunrise we once saw to be beautiful.
- A.M. Hudson

2. The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.
- Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory

2. darkening

noun. ['ˈdɑːrkənɪŋ, ˈdɑːrknɪŋ'] changing to a darker color.


  • change of color
  • obfuscation


  • cheerful
  • good-natured
  • white