Definition of harshen in English:

harshen

verb

  • See harsh

    • ‘In his effort to capture her countenance, he worked the face too hard, the pencil revolving from an oval to sharper lines that harshened her face.’
    • ‘‘Caution,’ the robot said, its voice harshened by static.’
    • ‘Sitting in a creaking chair opposite him was Esmeril, his tired face harshened by the deep shadows that covered it.’
    • ‘The economical situation harshened, as the industry stopped and the number of tourists decreased.’
    • ‘Because carbonizing harshens wool slightly - it affects the the way the wool feels - it would become necessary to add artificial softener later to correct the damage.’

Pronunciation

harshen

/ˈhɑːʃ(ə)n/