Definition of redden in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛd(ə)n/


1Make or become red: [with object]: bare arms reddened by sun and wind [no object]: the sky is reddening
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  • My skin was still stinging from the heat and when I looked at my grandmother I saw, with horror, that her arms were reddened too.
  • I had time to see everything about her - her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.
  • His blond hair was buzzed close to his scalp, and his complexion was reddened slightly from the sun, giving his head the look of a bad-tempered peach.
make/colour red
rare mantle
1.1 [no object] (Of a person) blush: Lyn reddened at the description of herself
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  • He was reddening as every second passed, and his brows were creased.
  • Pamela reddened, looked down and shook her head.
  • Ryan reddened in his light anger and embarrassment.
go/turn red, go/turn pink/crimson/scarlet, blush, flush, colour, colour up, crimson, burn
rare mantle
1.2 [no object] (Of the eyes) become pink at the rims as a result of crying: (as adjective reddened) the reddened eyes filled afresh
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  • At least the two boys got to sit on their father's lap as he sat in the prisoner's box, she said, clutching her head scarf, her eyes slightly reddened.
  • She looked straight at me, her eyes reddening from tears.
  • ‘There,’ she said after she finished with the braid, and tried her best to throw a smile even as her eyes reddened with tears.

Words that rhyme with redden

Armageddon, deaden, leaden

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