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EtymologyEdit

From French sombre (shady, gloomy), from Spanish sombra (shade, dark part of a picture, also a ghost), probably from Latin *subumbrare, from sub (under) + umbra (shade).[1][2]

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somber (comparative somberer, superlative somberest)

  1. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.
    • 2002, Dirk Wittenborn, Fierce People:
      My mother prepared herself for the evening with the same somber deliberateness of the gladiators in Spartacus.
  2. Dark, lacking color or brightness.

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somber (third-person singular simple present sombers, present participle sombering, simple past and past participle sombered)

  1. Alternative form of sombre

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ somber” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  2. ^ somber” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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