heightening heightening  /ˈhaɪ tə nɪŋ/


  • (adj) reaching a higher intensity


  1. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring.
  2. His songs were recognizably Indian but paraded a world of musical influences, from raga to reggae, from Broadway to Ennio Morricone, with each tune heightening the film's drama.
  3. The war in Lebanon has induced a new sense of national vulnerability, heightening Israelis' anxiety about the dangerous neighborhood they live in.


  1. Northern Kentucky's best shine in All-Star doubleheader

    Everybody involved with Tuesday's inaugural Gary Huhn Northern Kentucky Softball Umpires Association All-Star Game doubleheader at Dixie Heights agreed that the event was a successful step in heightening the profiles of the area's top players.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  2. 8 amazing outdoor music venues

    In warm weather, the sound of music is everywhere -- in parks, at waterfronts and blasting from car radios. Like food, music is different (and often better) when sampled alfresco. It's not just a matter of acoustics: cool breezes, newly cut grass and open skies stimulate all the senses, heightening the total experience.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. LIVE: WWDC Hype Reveals Apple’s Need for New Partners + Services

    Apple may not have launched any show-stopping products in over a year, but the long wait is only heightening the excitement around the iPhone maker’s annual developer conference, WWDC. The event kicks off today, crushing or confirming a long string … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE


  1. The incident "widened the rift between the ruling military authorities on the one hand and opposition parties and civil society on the other, and led to a significant heightening of tension across the country," Ban said.
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Xinhua

  2. Buthelezi said a "culture of total disrespect" for political opponents had taken root in the ANC and the party was "deliberately heightening political temperatures" by holding rallies close to events being held by opposition parties.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Mangosuthu Buthelezi Source: Independent Online

  3. "If we can affect a heightening of the focus on the protection of consumers in another way, we need to consider that," Mr. Hoyer said.
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Steny Hoyer Source: Wall Street Journal

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