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somber Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; sombre; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  2. adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; sombre.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood
WordNet

Som"ber, Som"bre adjective (Also<
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Etymology
F. sombre; cf. Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See Umbrage.
Definitions
  1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.
  2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.
    The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short. Beaconsfield.
Som"ber, Som"bre transitive verb (Also<
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Definitions
  1. To make somber, or dark; to make shady. R.
Som"ber, Som"bre noun (Also<
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Definitions
  1. Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. Obs.

Webster 1913