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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Paled in color; Made less heavy; Illuminated.

Usage examples (39)
  • Verb (used without object) : The sky lightened after the storm. ,Her face lightened when she heard the good news. ,It thundered and...
  • Verb (used with object) : A full moon lightened the road. ,A large smile lightened his face. ,Add white to lighten the paint. ,eyes...
  • His expression lightened, and there was something—something that felt like love—in his eyes.
  • Her expression lightened as she anticipated what he had to say. for more
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