Associations to the word «Sombre»


SOMBRE, adjective. Dark; gloomy.
SOMBRE, adjective. Dull or dark in colour.
SOMBRE, adjective. Melancholy; dismal.
SOMBRE, adjective. Grave.
SOMBRE, noun. (obsolete) gloom; obscurity; duskiness
SOMBRE, verb. To make sombre or dark; to make shady.

Dictionary definition

SOMBRE, adjective. Lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes".
SOMBRE, adjective. Grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood".

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