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a. Dark; gloomy: a somber room.
b. Dull or dark in color: somber hues.
a. Melancholy; dismal: a somber mood.
b. Serious; grave: a somber spokesperson.
[French sombre, from Old French, from *sombrer, to cast a shadow, from Late Latin subumbrāre, from Latin sub umbrā, in shadow : sub, under; see sub- + umbrā, ablative of umbra, shadow.]
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1. gloomily dark; shadowy: a somber passageway.
2. dark and dull in color or tone: a somber dress.
3. downcast; glum: a somber mood.
4. extremely serious; grave: a somber expression on one's face.Also, esp. Brit.,som′bre.
[1750–60; < French sombre]
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|Adj.||1.||somber - lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"|
|2.||somber - grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"|
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1. Dark and depressing:
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