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Brighten Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • become brighter; "The sky brightened"
  • make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
  • become brighter; "The sky brightened around noon"; "Her face brightened when she heard the good news"
  • become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Brighten'

  • Brighten: Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin (guitar, lead vocals) and Jimmy (drums) Richards, and Alex Draper (bass
  • Brighten the Corner: Brighten the Corner is a 1967 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, debut album on Capitol Records. The album charted at #172 in the
  • Brighten the Corners: Brighten the Corners is the fourth studio album released by Pavement. All songs were written by lead singer Stephen Malkmus, apart from "Date with Ikea"
  • Optical brightener: Optical brighteners, optical brightening agents (OBAs), fluorescent brightening agents (FBAs) or fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) are chemical compounds

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'Brighten' example sentence in quotations

* There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. - Isaac Asimov

* If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity. - Daniel Webster

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Brighten Sample Sentences in News

  • Holiday Lights From Space: Satellite Sees Cities Brighten (Photos)
    City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said. "What's happening during the holidays is that our patterns are changing," study co-leader Miguel Roman, Read more on this news related to 'Brighten'
  • Sydney’s Shopping Spree Helps Brighten Australia Economic Gloom
    Australia’s two-speed economy is back -- only this time Sydney is leading an east coast boom while mining states lag. Read more on this news related to 'Brighten'
  • Santa, ministry volunteers brighten mood at jail
    The Blue Ridge Prison and Jail Ministries brought Old Saint Nick and hundreds of presents to the Henderson County Detention Center over the weekend. Read more on this news related to 'Brighten'

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