American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Variant of somber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See somber, etc.
- adj. Dark; gloomy.
- adj. Dull or dark in colour.
- adj. Melancholy; dismal.
- adj. Grave.
- n. obsolete gloom; obscurity; duskiness
- adj. lacking brightness or color; dull.
- adj. grave or even gloomy in character
- From French, from Latin sub- + umbra. (Wiktionary)
“For his picture does remain sombre, since for him the nature of man is wounded, if not corrupted.”
“As we reached the windmill, as though in sombre greeting, the floating mists on the near horizon seemed to part, and there rose from them a dark, jagged tower, one side of it torn away.”
“Under the working of these thoughts, Mr. Carleton sometimes forgot to talk to his little charge, and would walk for a length of way by her side, wrapped up in sombre musings.”
“But several depict Obama alone, his expression sombre, even weary.”
“He recalled the sombre anguish he had surprised in the young girl's eyes, then her comforted glance when her mother smiled at once upon Gorka and Maitland.”
“The mood at yesterday's mostly private meeting between families and Sir John and four members of his committee was described as sombre and quietly emotional.”
“Who the hell in the media got the idea that the shows were "sombre"?”
“The fact is, the "sombre" message (as it is being officially endorsed) of a jewel encrusted and glorified dynastic ruler is a far cry from the values of humility and humanity that Jesus Christ represents for those of the Abrahamic faiths.”
“And [fermata symbol over dash] ---- [breath symbol] [slur symbol and" sombre "over the following words] they were sore afraid.”
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