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sombre

US somber

/ (ˈsɒmbə) /
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adjective

dismal; melancholya sombre mood
dim, gloomy, or shadowy
(of colour, clothes, etc) sober, dull, or dark

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Derived forms of sombre

sombrely or US somberly, adverbsombreness or US somberness, nounsombrous (ˈsɒmbrəs), adjective

Word Origin for sombre

C18: from French, from Vulgar Latin subumbrāre (unattested) to shade, from Latin sub beneath + umbra shade
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