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Definition of the noun sombreness
What does sombreness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a state of partial or total darkness
- a feeling of melancholy apprehension
- a manner that is serious and solemn
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of sombreness: graveness / gravity / soberness / sobriety / somberness
- more generic words: earnestness / serious-mindedness / seriousness / sincerity = the trait of being serious
- more specific words: stodginess / stuffiness = dull and pompous gravity
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A Dictionary of the English Language : Giving the Derivations, Pronunciations, Definitions and Synonyms of a Large Vocabulary of the Words Occurring in Literature, Art, Science, and the Common Speech by Noah Webster
SOMBRENESS. to Avoid evil; concerned; anxious; carefuL — So-llC'lt- ouavly (sa -lTsTt-us-ly), adv. — So lic'it oas nesa, n. So-Uc'it-reas (-res), ». A woman who solicits. So-UotntUda (-T-tud), n. [F. sollieitude, or L. soUici- twdU>.~\ State of ...
The rhymers' lexicon (1971)
by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury
sliminess slipperiness з1о thfulness sluggishness smilingness smokiness snappishness sneakiness snobbishness sober-mindedness soberness sociableness soft-heartedness solidneSS solitariñess solubleness sombreness sombrousness ...
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 ...
The Describer's Dictionary (1995)
A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs
at rare moments, and allowed it to rush up as though it were about to fare forth nakedly into the world on some wonderful adventure, — eyes that could brood with the hopeless sombreness of leaden skies; that could snap and crackle points ...
by Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly
Again, a wry humour leavens the sombreness of the subject matter, usually by way of witty alternating rhymesatthe ends of poems. Letters (1992) employs thedevice ofan address to absent parties: family members, friends, lovers and thepoet ...
by Martin H. Manser, David Pickering
The new Vale of Tempe may be a gaunt waste in Thule;human souls may find themselves in closer and closer harmony with external things wearing a sombreness distasteful to our race when it was young” (Thomas Hardy, The Return of the ...
The Encyclopedia Americana (1903)
by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines
They are playful and amusing, and exhibit none ,of the facial sombreness and ferocity of the gorilla, which they so closely resemble in structure.
With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows
Shadow, adumbration, umbrage, darkness, sombreness, obscurity, seclusion, protection, shelter, screen, oscuro, minuteness, touch, degree. Ant. Illumination, light, daylight, sunshine, brightness, radiance, glare, chiaro, amount, largeness, ...
by J.F. Stimson, Donald Stanley Marshall
Darkness, sombreness; of shade or color. M. Obscure, dark; as the depths of the Sea. kö.paho To be darkish; of color; to be obscure; of visibility; [but less so than paho.] ROI kö.paho-paho Int. Quite -darkish, -obscure; [darker than ...
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Scrabble value of S1O1M3B3R1E1N1E1S1S1
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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