Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to winter; hence, foggy; misty; dull and sunless: as, a brumous climate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Foggy; misty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Foggy or misty; wintry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective filled or abounding with fog or mist

Etymologies

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From French brumeux, from Latin brūmosus ("wintry").

Examples

  • We slept on two seats in the smoker, and got to Weehawken in the brumous chill of a winter dawn -- still wearing our tie.

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  • She had been even prettier than he had thought her yesterday, on her silver-roan, long-tailed 'palfrey'; and it seemed to him, self-critical in the brumous October gloaming and the outskirts of London, that only his boots had shone throughout their two-hour companionship.

    The Forsyte Saga - Complete

  • She had been even prettier than he had thought her yesterday, on her silver-roan, long-tailed 'palfrey'; and it seemed to him, self-critical in the brumous October gloaming and the outskirts of London, that only his boots had shone throughout their two-hour companionship.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume II. Indian Summer of a Forsyte In Chancery

  • As well might such as watch the process of the green, unfolding earth, emerging from the brumous arms of winter, isolate a single day and call it Spring.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • She had been even prettier than he had thought her yesterday, on her silver-roan, long-tailed 'palfrey'; and it seemed to him, self-critical in the brumous October gloaming and the outskirts of London, that only his boots had shone throughout their two-hour companionship.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • As well might such as watch the process of the green, unfolding earth, emerging from the brumous arms of winter, isolate a single day and call it Spring.

    Fraternity

  • For, in these things of three stages, two may be tolerable, the first clouding of the water with the wine's red fire, or the final resolution of the two into one humane consistence: the intermediate course is, like all times of process, brumous and hesitant.

    Earthwork out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

  • He spent six months in London, which may or may not account for his brumous colour; and in 1879, when he was thirty years old, he exposed in the Salon of that year his Young Mother, the first of a long series of Maternities.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • From this interesting height there are two views: one over the beautiful plains of Lancashire, another towards the brumous mountains of Oxfordshire.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • You can hear wild fowl calling far up in the brumous smother which hides the lift.

    Patsy

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