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Definition of the noun somberness

What does somberness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sombernesses

  1. a state of partial or total darkness
  2. a feeling of melancholy apprehension
  3. a manner that is serious and solemn

Alternative definition of the noun somberness


  1. The state or quality of being somber.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for somberness

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Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

sombreness (US somberness) sombrous sombrero wide-brimmed hat, worn esp. in Mexico sombreros some any; several; certain unspecified somebody somehow someone something sometime sometimes somewhat somewhere SEE ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

dullness, drabness, monotony, somberness. effulgent adj. radiant, brilliant, luminous, lustrous, resplendent, beaming. ant. dull, colorless, drab, opaque, ...

Google previewDante Encyclopedia (2010)

by Richard Lansing

Commedia's topography, and ithas often been maintained thatthe increasing somberness of the storysequence in Dubliners (1914) deliberately parallels Dante's descent into Hell.Joyce's attitudeto Dante seemsto have beena mixture of ...

Google previewThe phonographic dictionary (1883)

Containing the reporting outlines for upward of thirty thousand words ... by Benn Pitman, Jerome Bird Howard

Somber Somberly Somberness Some Somebody Somehow Somersauit Somerset Somerville Something Sometime Sometimes Somewhat Somewhere Somnambulation Somnambulism Somnambulist Somnambulistic Somnolence ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

the worldon some wonderful adventure,—eyes that couldbrood with thehopeless somberness ofleaden skies; that could snapand crackle points of firelike thosewhich sparkle from a whirling sword; that couldgrow chillasan arcticlandscape, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture (2010)

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

Rembrandt's Entombment is a silent nocturnal scene with the dead Christ illuminated by candlelight, a treatment that effectively brings across the somberness of the tragic event. EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF LERMA (1603).

Google previewNotes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia (2012)

Das Allgemeine Brouillon by Novalis

Practicality is the charac- ter of the man's clothing—Comfort, simplicity and somberness, that of the old man. Resplendent flowers for the child—branches for the youth—a staff, for the man—somber flowers, for the old man. The child ...

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Video shows what somberness means. The state or quality of being somber.. Somberness Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of S1O1M3B3E1R1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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