verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of darken
Examples from the Web for darkened
He was shouting up at the darkened windows of banking executives who could not hear a word he was saying.
The Duke disappeared into a darkened side room, where he sat inches from a glowing television screen, gazing at golf.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister|Lloyd Grove|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there was no way, as they stood there blindfolded in the darkened room, to know if they were being told the truth or not.A Torture Survivor on Ukraine's Tortured Ceasefire|Anna Nemtsova|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New mothers want two hammocks made of soft, shapeless cotton sewn together and viewed only in a darkened room.
For years your bright light was darkened by a blizzard of lies, cheating and innuendo.I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond|Mark McKinnon|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had come, walking fearlessly in her darkened world, to him in his darkened world of discouragement and bitterness.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
As the moon her face advances Through the darkened cloudy veil; So, from darkened times arising, Dawns on me a vision pale.David Elginbrod|George MacDonald
By degrees the air was darkened, as if night were coming on, and the whole world seemed to be vanishing.Fairy Tales; Their Origin and Meaning|John Thackray Bunce
Back in a darkened corner of the drawing-room of the rearmost sleeper the sleuth snored with both eyes and ears open.The Last Spike|Cy Warman
The chapels, which lie between the heavy buttresses, are dim recesses which increase the darkened effect of the interior.Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1|Elise Whitlock Rose
British Dictionary definitions for darkened
Word Origin and History for darkened
c. 1300, "to make dark;" late 14c., "to become dark," from dark (adj.) + -en (1). The more usual verb in Middle English was simply dark, as it is in Chaucer and Shakespeare, and darken did not predominate until 17c. The Anglo-Saxons also had a verb sweorcan meaning "to grow dark." To darken someone's door (usually with a negative) is attested from 1729.