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English definition of “sombre”


adjective 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 (US somberly)   /-li/ adverb sombreness (US somberness)     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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