blackening blackening  /b ˈlæ kə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) changing to a darker color

Usage(s):

  1. Even when the gas chambers are fired up, smoke blackening the sky and stench filling their nostrils, they insist the camp is just burning some old clothes.
  2. The enlisted military is almost one-quarter black; police forces are blackening in large urban areas.
  3. These things are blackening our country, blackening all our hearts.

News

  1. News Summary: Thai oil spill spreads

    MAJOR MESS: Workers used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea, three days after oil leaked from a nearby pipeline. SPOTTED TOO LATE: ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Thai oil spill spreads to new bay on resort island

    Workers in white suits used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the once white sands and emerald waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea on Tuesday, as the oil slick continued ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Black waves of oil washing onto Thai resort beach

    Workers in white suits used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the once white sands and emerald waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea on Tuesday, three days after the oil ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "My advice to people at home is bronzing rather that blackening," says Chef Paul Prudhomme. "This avoids the smoke and the risk of handling a red-hot skillet while still achieving an excellent result."
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Paul Prudhomme Source: Seattle Times

  2. "I am not seeking sympathy from anyone. But it is a little bit too much to expect me to forget and forgive something that is happening now as a result of Anwar's plotting. Anwar has succeeded in blackening my name in the United States and Europe of...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Mahathir Mohamad Source: Malaysia Star

  3. Mr Findlay accused the prosecution at the trial of "skilfully blackening Mitchell's name".
    on May 16, 2008 By: Donald Findlay Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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