sombre Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sombreadjective

UK (US somber) uk   /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. dark and ​plain: He ​wore a sombre ​blacksuit.
sombrely
adverb UK (US somberly) uk   /-li/
sombreness
noun [U] UK (US somberness) uk   us   /-nəs/
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