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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Grave or even gloomy in character; Lacking brightness or color.

Usage examples (34)
  • For his picture does remain sombre, since for him the nature of man is wounded, if not corrupted.
  • But several depict Obama alone, his expression sombre, even weary.
  • But then, the atmosphere at The GRV last night could only be described as sombre, so it's fair to say that an off night was had by all.
  • He crossed over to the piano, and peered up at her with a kind of sombre malice. for more
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