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 (tĕn′ə-brəs) also te·neb·ri·ous (tə-nĕb′rē-əs)
Dark and gloomy.

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

ten′e·bros′i·ty (-brŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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It helped the proponents of tenebrosity that the Hymn to Night attributed to Orpheus came to publication by Henri Estienne in 1566, ritualizing the beneficence of the dark hours for scholars and artists alike.