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tenebrous

[ ten-uh-bruhs ]
/ ˈtɛn ə brəs /
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adjective

dark; gloomy; obscure.

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Also te·neb·ri·ous [tuh-neb-ree-uhs]. /təˈnɛb ri əs/.

Origin of tenebrous

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word tenebrōsus.See Tenebrae, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM tenebrous

ten·e·brous·ness, nounun·ten·e·brous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tenebrous

tenebrous

tenebrious (təˈnɛbrɪəs)

/ (ˈtɛnəbrəs) /

adjective

gloomy, shadowy, or dark

Derived forms of tenebrous

tenebrosity (ˌtɛnəˈbrɒsɪtɪ), tenebrousness or tenebriousness, noun

Word Origin for tenebrous

C15: from Latin tenebrōsus from tenebrae darkness
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