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Definition of the adjective sombre

What does sombre mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more sombre / sombrer | most sombre / sombrest

  1. lacking brightness or color; dull
  2. grave or even gloomy in character

Alternative definition of the adjective sombre


  1. Dark; gloomy.
  2. Dull or dark in colour.
  3. Melancholy; dismal.
  4. See Grave.


"Sombre" is a 1998 French film directed by Philippe Grandrieux, starring Marc Barbé and Elina Löwensohn. The film was nominated for the Golden Leopard and won the C.I.C.A.E. Award - Special Mention at the Locarno International Film Festival.


  1. "Sombre" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Sombre" is a musical album of Veil.
    • released in (7 years ago)

Phrases with Sombre

  1. Sombre Bat
  2. Sombre Tit
  3. Sombre Pigeon
  4. Sombre Greenbul
  5. Sombre Nightjar
  6. Sombre Splitfin
  7. Sombre Rock Chat
  8. Sombre Damselfish
  9. Sombre Kingfisher
  10. Sombre Hummingbird

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SOMBRE, a. sim'bér (F. sombre, dark—from L. sub, under; umbra, shade or shadow: Sp. sombra, a shade]: dark; dusky; gloomy. SoM BRENEss, n. -nés, darkness, gloominess. SoM BROUs, a. -brics, dark; gloomy. SoM'BROUSLY, ad. - li.

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1892)

Giving the Definition, Etymology and Synonyms of the Terms Used in Medical Psychology with the Symptoms, Treatment, and Pathology of Insanity and the Law of Lunacy in Great Britain and Ireland by Daniel Hack Tuke

Dyce Sombre 0.

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

SOMBRE. SOPORIFEROUS. 451 to decide, resolve). — L. re-, back ; soluerc, to loosen. Der. resolut ion (from pp. rcso- iu/us). soluble. (F. — L.) F. soluble. — L. solubilis, dissolvable. — L. solu-, base of solu-tus, pp. of soluerc ; with suffix -bills.

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory... (1895)

by James Stormonth

sombre, a. som{ber [F. sombre, dark— from L. sub, under; umbra, shade or shadow: Sp. sombra, a shade], dark; dusky; ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

SOMBRE, somlier, adj. (lit.) Under a shade: dull : gloomy : melancholy. — v.t. To make sombre, ...

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Sombre Meaning

Video shows what sombre means. Dark; gloomy.. Dull or dark in colour.. Melancholy; dismal.. Sombre Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

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Quotes about Sombre

when the leaves turn green
and meadows beam
when the flowers blossom
with exotic sheen
when the bees hum
and butterflies flutter
their golden wings
when the earth smiles
to the lord in heaven
wiping the sombre
to welcome the spring.. (Dr Madhavi Grace)
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Scrabble value of S1O1M3B3R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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