Definition of heighten in English:


Syllabification: height·en
Pronunciation: /ˈhītn


[with object]
1Make (something) higher.
raise, make higher, lift (up), elevate
1.1Make or become more intense: [with object]: the pleasure was heightened by the sense of guilt that accompanied it [no object]: concern over CFCs has heightened (as adjective heightened) the heightened color of her face
More example sentences
  • As such, the facial features of almost all of the actors are that much more defined, which only serves to heighten and intensify the performances.
  • Cheery yellow flower heads nod all around me, their colours heightened.
  • For some, time sped up, senses heightened and they lost awareness of their bodies.
intensify, increase, enhance, add to, augment, boost, strengthen, deepen, magnify, amplify, aggravate, reinforce

Definition of heighten in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily