What does blacken mean?

Definitions for blacken
ˈblæk ənblack·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blacken.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black(verb)

    make or become black

    "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"

  2. char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)

    burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

    "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"


  1. blacken(Verb)

    To make black.

  2. blacken(Verb)

    To make dirty.

  3. blacken(Verb)

    To defame or sully.

    Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men. uE000146825uE001 Napoleon Bonaparte

  4. blacken(Verb)

    To cook (meat or fish) by coating with pepper, etc., and quickly searing in a hot pan.

  5. blacken(Verb)

    To become black.

    The sky blackened as the storm clouds rolled in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blacken(verb)

    to make or render black

  2. Blacken(verb)

    to make dark; to darken; to cloud

  3. Blacken(verb)

    to defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character

  4. Blacken(verb)

    to grow black or dark

How to pronounce blacken?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say blacken in sign language?

  1. blacken


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blacken in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blacken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of blacken in a Sentence

  1. Caters News Agency -RRB- Searles:

    Caters News Agency -RRB- Searles, Caters News Agency -RRB- Searles, said.Yet as my skin started to blacken and die, I was on so much pain medication that I couldnt feel anything I just knew something was really badly wrong. My skin completely died and Ive been left in constant pain.

Images & Illustrations of blacken

  1. blackenblackenblackenblackenblacken

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for blacken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • цапам, очерням, почерням, почернявамBulgarian
  • nigrigiEsperanto
  • mustataFinnish
  • salir, noircir, souillerFrench
  • השחירHebrew
  • nigreskarIdo
  • annerire, sporcareItalian
  • zwartmakenDutch
  • enegrecer, conspurcarPortuguese
  • измарать, запачкать, загрязнить, замарать, очернить, чернить, испачкать, загрязнять, чернеть, зачернить, очернять, почернеть, пачкать, маратьRussian
  • svärta, svartna, svärta nerSwedish

Get even more translations for blacken »


Find a translation for the blacken definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these blacken definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"blacken." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 17 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/blacken>.

Are we missing a good definition for blacken? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for blacken:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.