verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- glomus choroideum,
- glomus jugulare,
- glomus jugulare tumor,
- glomus tumor,
- gloom and doom,
Origin of gloom
Origin of glooms
Examples from the Web for gloom
They peered out into the gloom from Battery Park and could not make out her form.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is rather drawn to figures in pain, to the primordial, and to gloom.
In the gloom the flash of missiles impacting in the distance heartened them.
To add to the gloom, several high-profile Ebola cases have occurred in health-care workers treating patients with the disease.
Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age.
The next moment he turned away, and was lost in the gloom of the trees.Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk|John Ross Browne
As far as they could make out in the gloom, the arrangement here also was similar to that in France.The Pit Prop Syndicate|Freeman Wills Crofts
Then, as her eyes grew accustomed to the gloom, she espied Willem.The Return of Peter Grimm|David Belasco
Suddenly sharp flashes of lightning darted in zigzag rays through the gloom.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
Entering the stable, they found a lantern lighting the gloom, and Diogenes in a state of agitation.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
Word Origin for gloom
c.1300 as a verb, "to look sullen or displeased," perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian dialectal glome "to stare somberly"). Not considered to be related to Old English glom "twilight," but perhaps to Middle Low German glum "turbid," Dutch gluren "to leer." The noun is 1590s in Scottish, "sullen look," from the verb. Sense of "darkness, obscurity" is first recorded 1629 in Milton's poetry; that of "melancholy" is 1744 (gloomy in this sense is attested from 1580s).