from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Variant of somber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Dark; gloomy.
- adj. Dull or dark in colour.
- adj. Melancholy; dismal.
- adj. Grave.
- n. gloom; obscurity; duskiness
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See somber, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking brightness or color; dull
- adj. grave or even gloomy in character
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.
But then, the atmosphere at The GRV last night could only be described as sombre, so it's fair to say that an off night was had by all.
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."