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tenebrific

[ten-uh-brif-ik]
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  1. producing darkness.
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Origin of tenebrific

1640–50; < Latin tenebr(ae) darkness + -i- + -fic
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Examples from the Web for tenebrific

Historical Examples

  • The swallow has the same mythical meaning as the cuckoo; it is the joyful herald of spring, emerging from the tenebrific winter.

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II)

    Angelo de Gubernatis