somber Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
sober; sombre; drab.
- drab faded curtains
- sober Puritan grey
- children in somber brown clothes
adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
- solemn and mournful music
- a suit of somber black
- a somber mood
Som"ber, Som"bre adjective
; cf. Sp. sombra
, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare
to put in the shade; L. sub
under + umbra
shade. See Umbrage
- Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.
- Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.
The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.
Som"ber, Som"bre transitive verb
- To make somber, or dark; to make shady. R.
Som"ber, Som"bre noun
- Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. Obs.
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