Definitions for gloomglum

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. total or partial darkness.

  2. a state of melancholy or depression.

  3. a despondent or depressed look or expression.

  4. (v.i.)to appear or become dark, dim, or somber.

  5. to look sad or dejected; frown.

  6. (v.t.)to make gloomy.

  7. to make dark or somber.

Origin of gloom:

1300–50; (v.) ME gloumben,glomen to frown, perh. repr. OE *glūmian (akin to early G glӓumen to make turbid); see glum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloom, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a state of partial or total darkness

    "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"

  2. gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a feeling of melancholy apprehension

  3. gloom, gloominess, glumness(noun)

    an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

    "gloom pervaded the office"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gloom(noun)ˈum

    strong sadness or lack of hope

    a feeling of gloom in the Liberal party

  2. gloomˈum

    lack of light

    the gloom of a cold rainy day


  1. gloom(Noun)

    darkness, dimness or obscurity.

  2. gloom(Noun)

    a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere

  3. gloom(Verb)

    To be dark or gloomy.

  4. gloom(Verb)

    to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gloom(noun)

    partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight

  2. Gloom(noun)

    a shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove

  3. Gloom(noun)

    cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness

  4. Gloom(noun)

    in gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven

  5. Gloom(verb)

    to shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer

  6. Gloom(verb)

    to become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight

  7. Gloom(verb)

    to render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken

  8. Gloom(verb)

    to fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen

Translations for gloom

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a state of not quite complete darkness

I could not tell the colour of the car in the gloom.

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