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Definition of the noun gloom

What does gloom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: glooms

  1. a state of partial or total darkness
    • example: he struck a match to dispel the gloom
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of gloom: somberness / sombreness
    • more generic word: semidarkness = partial darkness
  2. a feeling of melancholy apprehension
  3. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

Alternative definition of the noun gloom


  1. darkness, dimness or obscurity.
  2. a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere

Definition of the verb gloom

What does gloom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gloomed | glooming | glooms

  1. [intransitive] To be dark or gloomy.
  2. [intransitive] to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.


Who is Gloom?

Gloom is a musical artist, musician, webpage.

Phrases with Gloom

  1. June Gloom
  2. Doom and Gloom

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Google previewLonely at the Top (2011)

The High Cost of Men's Success by Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.

a third result—and here the gloom is a little harder to conceal—was that “23 percent indicated that the recession increased awareness of an over-commitment to work at the expense of family and recreation.

Google previewOn the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art (2004)

by James Elkins

Dionysius's bril- liant gloom is the ancient source for the popular account in the 14th-cen- tury text known as The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing.16 The Jacob's ladder metaphor and the chain of apophatic and kataphatic judgments are ...

Google previewAnti-Lawyers (2002)

Religion and the Critics of Law and State by David Saunders

To judge from Anthony Kronman's The Lost Lawyer: Failing Ideals of the Legal Profession, gloom is the order of the day. A brief initial reference to its author's disposition will help build the context of the present essay. The Lost Lawyer laments ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

GLOOM, n. s. fie v. a.~\ Sax.

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

Act first passes in the hut of Arth, a British tribesman, Burned in the lintel above the doorway is the sign of the Unspeakable Name, indicating that here dwells a druid—Gloom, Arth's son. The other members of this household are Enya, Arth's ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

GLOOM, / [xlomanz, Sax.] Twilight. Imperfe&t darkness; dismalness; obscurity ; defect of light : Glowing embers through the room, Teach light to counterfeit a gloom. Milton. Now warm in love, now with'ring in thy bloom, Lost in a convent's ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

GLOOM. See Also: BEHAVIOR; DEJECTION; FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, SERIOUS ; SADNESS Bleak and uninviting as an empty hotel room —Jonathan Valin Bleak as a winter hillside —F. van Wyck Mason Brain which had become as ...

Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

gloom /gl(5om/ • n. 1 darkness; obscurity. 2 melancholy; despondency. • v. 1 intr. be melancholy; frown. 2 intr.

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

Gloom Shrub, Pentandria Monogynia, Linnaeus ; Apocynea, Jussieu. Corolla of one petal, salver-shaped ; calyx five-parted ; stamens free, shorter than the corolla ; stone fruit (drupa) with two stones cohering, two- seeded Spreng. Syst. Veg.

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

gloom and doom, prophets of dioxide balance in the earth's general atmosphere and that a large scale global warming, with radical climate changes may result.” The idea of global climate change does not appear to have surfaced in the ...

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Quotes about Gloom

There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility. (John F. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of G2L1O1O1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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