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Definition of SOMBER

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Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\(?; 277), a. [F. sombre; cf. Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See {Umbrage}.]
     1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house. [1913 Webster]

     2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections. [1913 Webster]

              The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.                           --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] Somber

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, v. t. To make somber, or dark; to make shady. [R.] [1913 Webster] Somber

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, n.
     Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Somberly

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

190 Moby Thesaurus words for "somber":
     Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Quaker-colored, Stygian, acier, apocalyptic, ashen, ashy, bad, baleful, baneful, black, blackish, bleak, bodeful, boding, caliginous, canescent, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, cloudy, creamy, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dark and gloomy, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, dead, deadened, decorous, delicate, demure, depressing, depressive, dim, dingy, dire, dismal, dispiriting, doomful, dove-colored, dove-gray, drab, drear, drearisome, dreary, dull, dusk, dusky, dusty, earnest, eggshell, evil, evil-starred, fateful, flat, foreboding, formal, frowning, funebrial, funereal, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomful, glooming, gloomy, gloss, grave, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, iridescent, iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, lifeless, light, livid, long-faced, lowering, lusterless, mat, mellow, menacing, mother-of-pearl, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, murky, nacreous, nigrescent, no-nonsense, obscure, of evil portent, ominous, opalescent, overcast, pale, pastel, patinaed, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, portending, portentous, quiet, sad, saturnine, sedate, semigloss, serious, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, simple, sinister, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, solemn, sombrous, staid, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, stone-faced, stormy, straight-faced, subdued, subtle, swart, swarthy, sweet, taupe, tender, tenebrous, thoughtful, threatening, triste, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, unsmiling, untoward, wan, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty


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