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som·bre

 (sŏm′bər)
adj. Chiefly British
Variant of somber.

sombre

(ˈsɒmbə) or

somber

adj
1. dismal; melancholy: a sombre mood.
2. dim, gloomy, or shadowy
3. (of colour, clothes, etc) sober, dull, or dark
[C18: from French, from Vulgar Latin subumbrāre (unattested) to shade, from Latin sub beneath + umbra shade]
ˈsombrely, ˈsomberly adv
ˈsombreness, ˈsomberness n
sombrous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sombre - lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.sombre - grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

sombre

adjective
1. gloomy, sad, sober, grave, dismal, melancholy, mournful, lugubrious, joyless, funereal, doleful, sepulchral The pair were in sombre mood.
gloomy happy, bright, sunny, cheerful, upbeat (informal), lively, genial, chirpy (informal), effusive, full of beans
2. dark, dull, gloomy, sober, drab a worried official in sombre black
dark bright, colourful, dazzling, gaudy, garish
Translations
داكِنكالِح، جدّي، قاتِم
ponurýtmavý
dystermørk
dapur, òungbúinnòungbúinn, myrkur
drūmsnopietnstumšs

sombre

somber (US) [ˈsɒmbəʳ] ADJ
1. (= sober) → sombrío
a sombre prospectuna perspectiva sombría
in sombre huesen colores sombríos
2. (= pessimistic) → pesimista
he was sombre about our chancesse mostró pesimista acerca de nuestras posibilidades
3. (= melancholy) → melancólico

sombre

[ˈsɒmbər] (British) somber (US) adj
[person, mood, expression] → sombre
[colour, place] → morne

sombre

, (US) somber
adj
(= dark)dunkel; (= gloomy)düster
(= grave, serious) prospecttrüb, düster; messagetrüb, traurig; newstraurig; facedüster; persondüster, finster; musictrist, trauervoll; in sombre moodin trüber or düsterer Stimmung

sombre

somber (Am) [ˈsɒmbəʳ] adj (mood, person) → triste, tetro/a; (colour) → scuro/a
a sombre prospect → una triste prospettiva

sombre

(American usually) somber (ˈsombə) adjective
1. dark (and gloomy). Black is a sombre colour.
2. grave; serious. He was in a sombre mood.
References in classic literature ?
All the way to Russian Peter's we were extravagantly happy, but when we turned back--it must have been about four o'clock-- the east wind grew stronger and began to howl; the sun lost its heartening power and the sky became grey and sombre.
Velvet garments sombre but rich, stiffly plaited ruffs and bands, embroidered gloves, venerable beards, the mien and countenance of authority, made it easy to distinguish the gentleman of worship, at that period, from the tradesman, with his plodding air, or the laborer, in his leathern jerkin, stealing awe-stricken into the house which he had perhaps helped to build.
Here, too, comes his owner, cheerful, sombre, gracious or in the sulks, accordingly as his scheme of the now accomplished voyage has been realized in merchandise that will readily be turned to gold, or has buried him under a bulk of incommodities such as nobody will care to rid him of.
They built a fire against the side of a great log twenty or thirty steps within the sombre depths of the forest, and then cooked some bacon in the frying-pan for sup- per, and used up half of the corn "pone" stock they had brought.
Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.
Lorry knew Miss Pross to be very jealous, but he also knew her by this time to be, beneath the service of her eccentricity, one of those unselfish creatures--found only among women--who will, for pure love and admiration, bind themselves willing slaves, to youth when they have lost it, to beauty that they never had, to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain, to bright hopes that never shone upon their own sombre lives.
I remember it as a kind of half chaise-cart, half pianoforte-van, painted of a sombre colour, and drawn by a black horse with a long tail.
The girls now came to a place where the road dipped through a plantation of sombre sycamore and horsechestnut trees.
As they marched they beat two great drums which were likewise draped in black, and beside them came the fife player, black and sombre like the others.
Philippe de Sucy quivered; his broad brow contracted; his face became as sombre as the skies above them.
While the objects around me--while the carvings of the ceilings, the sombre tapestries of the walls, the ebon blackness of the floors, and the phantasmagoric armorial trophies which rattled as I strode, were but matters to which, or to such as which, I had been accustomed from my infancy--while I hesitated not to acknowledge how familiar was all this--I still wondered to find how unfamiliar were the fancies which ordinary images were stirring up.
Utterson came home to his bachelor house in sombre spirits and sat down to dinner without relish.