verb (used with object)
- tomato aspic,
- tomato fruitworm,
- tomato hornworm,
- tomb of the unknowns,
- tomba, alberto,
Origin of tomb
Examples from the Web for tomblike
A tomblike silence brooded there, as in all the stricken colony.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
In the green radiance he and Gutierrez were like ghouls prowling over me, and their muffled toneless voices, tomblike.
Without becoming stale or unpleasant, it grew cold, clear and refined, and somehow suggested austere and tomblike thoughts.A Voyage to Arcturus|David Lindsay
The sun's hot rays scorch the pedestrian as he walks over the sizzling pavement of the ultra-quiet and tomblike town.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
The sounds of pursuit faded, were lost in the tomblike silence of the caves.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
Word Origin for tomb
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.