Synonyms for blacken

Synonyms for (verb) blacken

Synonyms: blacken, black, nigrify, melanise, melanize

Definition: make or become black

Usage: The smoke blackened the ceiling; The ceiling blackened

Similar words: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored


Synonyms: blacken, char, sear, scorch

Definition: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

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

Similar words: burn

Definition: burn with heat, fire, or radiation

Usage: The iron burnt a hole in my dress