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