Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Growing or becoming black; approaching blackness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing black; changing to a black color; approaching to blackness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blackish; somewhat black; dusky; fuscous.

Etymologies

Latin nigrescens, present participle of nigrescere to grow black, from niger black. See negro. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The pounding roar of the first shot resounded from inside the cracked-open sphere, and the nigrescent space thudded with the rutilant explosions of needlecraft.

    In Other Worlds

  • I cut them and carried them to Thecla, nigrescent purple flecked with scarlet.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The bride elect held her head very erect; the red spots in her cheeks glowed like double peonies; her two thin curls, done in oil for the occasion, hung straight and stiff like pendant icicles nigrescent; her sparkling black eyes looked apparently into vacuity, while they were really beholding the acme of all her hopes.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

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