Sombreness
Somberness Som"ber*ness, Sombreness Som"bre*ness, n. The quality or state of being somber; gloominess. [1913 Webster]

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  • sombreness — sombre (US also somber) ► ADJECTIVE 1) dark or dull. 2) oppressively solemn or sober. DERIVATIVES sombrely adverb sombreness noun. ORIGIN French, from Latin sub under + umbra shade …   English terms dictionary

  • sombreness — som·bre·ness …   English syllables

  • sombreness — noun 1. a state of partial or total darkness he struck a match to dispel the gloom • Syn: ↑gloom, ↑somberness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sombre, ↑somber (for: ↑somberness …   Useful english dictionary

  • somberness — noun 1. a state of partial or total darkness he struck a match to dispel the gloom • Syn: ↑gloom, ↑sombreness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sombre (for: ↑sombreness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloominess — noun 1. a feeling of melancholy apprehension • Syn: ↑gloom, ↑somberness, ↑sombreness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sombre (for: ↑sombreness), ↑somber ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • graveness — noun a manner that is serious and solemn • Syn: ↑gravity, ↑sobriety, ↑soberness, ↑somberness, ↑sombreness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sombre (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soberness — noun 1. the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol • Syn: ↑sobriety • Ant: ↑drunkenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sober • Hypernyms: ↑temporary state …   Useful english dictionary

  • somber — adjective 1. lacking brightness or color; dull (Freq. 1) drab faded curtains sober Puritan grey children in somber brown clothes • Syn: ↑drab, ↑sober, ↑sombre …   Useful english dictionary

  • Somberness — Som ber*ness, Sombreness Som bre*ness, n. The quality or state of being somber; gloominess. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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