from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Dark and gloomy.

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  • adj. Dark and gloomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dark; gloomy.

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  • adj. dark and gloomy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French tenebreus, from Latin tenebrōsus, from tenebrae, darkness.

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Anglo-Norman tenebrous (earlier tenebrus) from Latin tenebrōsus, itself from tenebrae ("darkness, shadows").


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