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?

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    Veena
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How to say somber in sign language?

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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. Jerrie Wu:

    We are too somber to celebrate the holiday.

  2. Fridjof Nansen:

    If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.

  3. Francisco Monaldi:

    The military has achieved its aim of controlling PDVSA. The forecast is somber.

  4. Roger Turner:

    It is a somber day for the entire Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command as we mourn this tremendous loss, our thoughts and prayers remain with their families and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of somber

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