Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being tenebrous or dark; darkness; gloominess; gloom.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being tenebrous; tenebrousness.

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  • noun The state or quality of being tenebrose or tenebrous.

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Examples

  • [2668] Herc. de Saxonia doth ascribe this to the several motions in the animal spirits, their dilation, contraction, confusion, alteration, tenebrosity, hot or cold distemperature, excluding all material humours.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Grayhills stood staring numbly at the carci-nomatous tenebrosity that had taken root on the other side of the plateau.

    Cyber Way

  • This tenebrosity of the interior, he proceeded to say, hath not been illumined by the wit of the septuagint nor so much as mentioned for the Orient from on high Which brake hell's gates visited a darkness that was foraneous.

    Ulysses

  • What human ant-heaps, what histories, farces, tragedies played out in airless tenebrosity!

    Without Prejudice

  • This tenebrosity of the interior, he proceeded to say, hath not been illumined by the wit of the septuagint nor so much as mentioned for the Orient from on high Which brake hell’s gates visited a darkness that was foraneous.

    Ulysses

  • "It was one night in winter, when all nature shone in the nocturnal beauty of tenebrosity: the sun had set about three hours before; an ', accordin' to the best logicians, there was a dearth of light.

    Going to Maynooth Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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