What does somber mean?

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somber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

  2. somber, sombre, melancholy(adj)

    grave or even gloomy in character

    "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"

Wiktionary

  1. somber(Adjective)

    Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

    Etymology: From sombre, from sombra, probably, from *, from ex + umbra, or according to some, the Spanish and Portuguese forms are, from *, from sub + umbra.

  2. somber(Adjective)

    Dark, lacking color or brightness.

    Etymology: From sombre, from sombra, probably, from *, from ex + umbra, or according to some, the Spanish and Portuguese forms are, from *, from sub + umbra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somber(adj)

    alt. of Sombre

  2. Somber(verb)

    alt. of Sombre

  3. Somber(noun)

    alt. of Sombre

How to pronounce somber?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somber in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of somber in a Sentence

  1. Ali Aslan:

    The anniversary is a somber day. We open up the original premises for the media, any onlookers, and people to pay tributes, but we don't mark it as such.

  2. Pedro Abad:

    People are in a somber mood. I could see some officers with tears in their eyes. It is an emotional day for all of us. Like I said, we are a family and we're all hurt by this, it's tragic for people to lose their lives at such an early age, whatever the reason.

  3. Jerry Bostick:

    It was a can-do attitude, we were very sober and somber in what we were doing. We took it very seriously. We worked very hard. But at the same time it was fun, we really didn't think of it as a job, even though we were working twelve hours a day at least, six days a week. We didn't understand the magnitude of what we were doing, the gee-whiz aspects.

  4. Alexander MacLaren:

    Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.

  5. Wolf Blitzer:

    As president of the United States you have to look at these issues in a more somber and sober way.

Images & Illustrations of somber

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