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[som-bruh s]
adjective Archaic.
  1. somber.
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Origin of sombrous

1720–30; < French sombre somber + -ous
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Examples from the Web for sombrous

Historical Examples

  • It was a sombre morning; a heavy greyness of sky painted the eternal forest tops of a sombrous mourning colour.

    In Darkest Africa, Vol. 1; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria

    Henry Morton Stanley

  • There was beginning to be felt that deep and sombrous melancholy which might be called anxiety for the absent sun.

  • I would willingly remain behind these “sombrous walls” for the rest of my life for this chance.

    Within Prison Walls

    Thomas Mott Osborne

  • So he took his leave and returned home again; but his thoughts were sad and sombrous because of the refusal he had met with.

  • Time's sombrous tints have every view o'erspread, And thou too, gay seducer, art thou fled?