The sky is usually bright and sunny, but sometimes it can start to darken. This happens when the sun is going to set, or when it's night time.

  • The sky started to darken as the sun set.

  • The sky started to darken after the sun had already set.

Definition of darkening


changing to a darker color




becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over

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Example Sentences for darkening

  • 1

    Thunder crackles as the sky darkens.

  • 2

    Darken is one of the more popular members of.

  • 3

    A darkened moon is still faintly visible.

  • 4

    The screens disappear, and the lights immediately darken.

  • 5

    The warmer the solution, the faster it will darken the metal.

  • 6

    There is redness, scaling, darkening of the skin and itching.

  • 7

    Again, the skin and eyes of the chestnut will darken quickly.

  • 8

    I have used the software to darken the picture.

  • 9

    The primary flight feathers darken during the summer.

  • 10

    In the darkened theater, the women misinterpret what the man is doing.