Definition Of blacken
become or make black or dark, especially as a result of burning, decay, or bruising.
he set fire to the paper, watching the end blacken as it burned
Example Of blacken
A Yorkshire historian is calling on the Queen to help to clear Richard III of the double child murder which has blackened his reputation for more than 500 years.
Although their faces were pixillated the family believe their names have been blackened by the arrests.
And they did a superb job of smearing them - his character has been totally blackened , and so has hers, to a degree.
But a lot of innocent people had their names blackened and their careers damaged during the hunt.
Children also used to blacken their faces, as Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators might have done.