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English definition of “sombre”

sombre

adjective uk UK (US somber)   /ˈsɒm.bər/ us    /ˈsɑːm.bɚ/
serious, sad, and without humour or entertainment: a sombre atmosphere/voice/face The funeral was a sombre occasion. I left them in a sombre mood.Lacking humour dark and plain: He wore a sombre black suit.Pale and colourless and causing colour to fadeBlack, white and greyThe qualities of colour
sombrely
adverb uk (US somberly)   /-li/
sombreness
noun [U] uk (US somberness)   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of sombre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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