Tenebrific
Tenebrific Ten`e*brif"ic, a. [L. tenebrae darkness + facere to make.] Rendering dark or gloomy; tenebrous; gloomy. [1913 Webster]

It lightens, it brightens, The tenebrific scene. --Burns. [1913 Webster]

Where light Lay fitful in a tenebrific time. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]


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  • tenebrific — [ten΄ə brif′ik] adj. [< L tenebrae (see TENEBRAE) + FIC] making dark; obscuring …   English World dictionary

  • tenebrific — adjective Etymology: Latin tenebrae darkness Date: 1785 1. gloomy 2. causing gloom or darkness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenebrific — /ten euh brif ik/, adj. producing darkness. [1640 50; < L tenebr(ae) darkness + I + FIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenebrific — adjective a) gloomy b) obscure …   Wiktionary

  • tenebrific — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Dark and depressing: black, bleak, blue, cheerless, dark, desolate, dismal, dreary, gloomy, glum, joyless, somber. See HAPPY, LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • tenebrific — ten·e·brif·ic …   English syllables

  • tenebrific — ten•e•brif•ic [[t]ˌtɛn əˈbrɪf ɪk[/t]] adj. producing darkness • Etymology: 1640–50; < L tenebr(ae) darkness + i + fic …   From formal English to slang

  • tenebrific — /tɛnəˈbrɪfɪk/ (say tenuh brifik) adjective producing darkness. {Latin tenebrae, plural, darkness + i 1 + fic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenebrific — adjective dark and gloomy a tenebrous cave • Syn: ↑tenebrous, ↑tenebrious • Similar to: ↑dark …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tenebrificous — Ten e*brif ic*ous, a. Tenebrific. [1913 Webster] Authors who are tenebrificous stars. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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