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Meaning of SOMBER

Pronunciation:  'sâmbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
  2. [adj]  lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"

SOMBER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cheerless, colorless, colourless, drab, sober, sombre, uncheerful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\(?; 277), a. [F. sombre; cf.
    Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the
    shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See {Umbrage}.]
    1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a
       somber house.
    2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person;
       somber reflections.
             The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was
             also short.                           --Beaconsfield.
  2. \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, v. t.
    To make somber, or dark; to make shady. [R.]
  3. \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, n.
    Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. [Obs.]