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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ My friend's face was reddened by her red coat.
▪ Frankie felt his face redden and his hands clench themselves into fists.
▪ Frankie felt his face redden and his cheeks begin to burn all the way up to his scalp.
▪ Her face reddened in embarrassment.
▪ Beatrice Varney reddened and glanced at her daughter.
▪ His ankles are reddened by sand-flea bites, his head has been shorn to indicate his reduction in status.
▪ I doubt very much that your wrist is even slightly reddened, let alone broken.
▪ I must have reddened, I sensed my ears burning bright.
▪ I went very hot and felt myself redden.
▪ In a moment they reddened and flared up, and before long the water was bubbling.
▪ My friend's face was reddened by her red coat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Redden \Red"den\, v. i. To grow or become red; to blush.

Appius reddens at each word you speak.

He no sooner saw that her eye glistened and her cheek reddened than his obstinacy was at once subbued.
--Sir W. SCott.


Redden \Red"den\ (r?d"d'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reddened (-d'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reddening.] [From Red,

  1. ] To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"become red; make red," late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -en (1). Old English had readian, reodian "become red." Related: Reddened; reddening.


vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To become red. 2 (context transitive English) To make red.

  1. v. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush, crimson, flush]

  2. make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"

  3. turn red or redder; "The sky reddened"


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Usage examples of "redden".

Log-wood ink marks are mostly reddened by oxalic acid, and alizarin marks become bluish, but aniline inks are unaffected.

She reddened furiously and rubbed her wound, then glared angrily at the short grinning man who slipped past her, idly flipping a rubber band.

When he continued, his face had reddened and his voice shook with a bellicose resentment.

Cynthia Bessant was waiting for them, still dressed in black from the funeral and with her eyes reddened from crying.

Redden Alt Mer ordered Kelson Riat and the big Rover who called himself Rucker Bont to cut some of the surrounding brush and spread it around the decks of the airship as camouflage.

It was growing light now, and he could see that she reddened and then turned pale and set her lips close.

And she smiled, but her face reddened so deeply that her grey eyes looked strange and light therein.

Ralph reddened but said naught, and let her put scizzors amongst his curly locks, and take what of them she would.

Withal there were many warriors amongst the throng, and most of these bore a token on their sleeves, to wit, a sword reddened with blood.

Ralph reddened and scowled at her word, and the Sage led them into the other talk.

Ralph reddened as he spake, and Ursula looked on him anxiously, but that talk dropped for the present, and they fell to talking of lighter and more familiar matters.

The old man laughed a little, and reddened withal, but answered nothing.

As the plainsman slowly reddened, the Gaul gestured, daring him to come out face to face in single combat.

He reddened when he realized that, of course, his listeners had no idea what he was talking about.

But then she looked up at him with such sadness in her reddened eyes that he felt something harden inside his chest, as if part of him had turned to clay.