sombre

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin sub- + umbra.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

sombre (comparative sombrer, superlative sombrest)

  1. Dark; gloomy.
  2. Dull or dark in colour.
  3. Melancholy; dismal.
    • Beaconsfield
      The dinner was silent and sombre; happily it was also short.
  4. Grave.
    a sombre situation

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Noun[edit]

sombre (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) gloom; obscurity; duskiness

Verb[edit]

sombre (third-person singular simple present sombres, present participle sombring, simple past and past participle sombred)

  1. To make sombre or dark; to make shady.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sub + umbra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sombre (masculine and feminine, plural sombres)

  1. dark

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Verb[edit]

sombre

  1. first-, third-person singular indicative present of sombrer
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of sombrer
  3. second-person singular imperative of sombrer

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sub (under) + umbra (shadow).

Adjective[edit]

sombre (epicene, plural sombres)

  1. sombre, dark