tenebrific

[ ten-uh-brif-ik ]
/ ˌtɛn əˈbrɪf ɪk /

adjective

producing darkness.

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Origin of tenebrific

1640–50; <Latin tenebr(ae) darkness + -i- + -fic

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Example sentences from the Web for tenebrific

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