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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 ?
Through the gateway we passed into the avenue, where the wheels were again hushed amid the leaves, and the old trees shot their branches in a sombre tunnel over our heads.
Then we gazed round us at the high, thin window of old stained glass, the oak panelling, the stags' heads, the coats of arms upon the walls, all dim and sombre in the subdued light of the central lamp.
Continually, indeed, as it stole onward, the streamlet kept up a babble, kind, quiet, soothing, but melancholy, like the voice of a young child that was spending its infancy without playfulness, and knew not how to be merry among sad acquaintance and events of sombre hue.
The dress was a sombre grayish beige, untrimmed and unbraided, and she wore a small turban of the same dull hue, relieved only by a suspicion of white feather in the side.
Standing at the window, I watched her walking briskly down the street, until the gray turban and white feather were but a speck in the sombre crowd.
In spite of her feeling of haste, she paused a moment and looked fearfully through the vestibule to the wide, sombre hall beyond, her thoughts in a whirl.
There was a faint glimmering of the coming day in the sky; but it rather aggrevated than relieved the gloom of the scene: the sombre light only serving to pale that which the street lamps afforded, without shedding any warmer or brighter tints upon the wet house-tops, and dreary streets.
Tahiti is a lofty green island, with deep folds of a darker green, in which you divine silent valleys; there is mystery in their sombre depths, down which murmur and plash cool streams, and you feel that in those umbrageous places life from immemorial times has been led according to immemorial ways.
The Grève had then that sinister aspect which it preserves to-day from the execrable ideas which it awakens, and from the sombre town hall of Dominique Bocador, which has replaced the Pillared House.
With the sun hanging low on its western limit, the expanse of the grass-lands framed in the coun- ter-scarps of the rising ground took on a gorgeous and sombre aspect.
It had been not so livid then, and its eyes not so sombre.
By entering into harmony with his environment, Ssu-K`ung T`u allowed his splendid vitality to find expression, and after the lapse of a thousand years these glowing pages torn from the book of life have drifted towards us like rose-leaves down a sombre stream.