What does somber mean?

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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"


  1. somber(Adjective)

    Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

  2. somber(Adjective)

    Dark, lacking color or brightness.

  3. Origin: 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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How to say somber in sign language?

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  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. Francisco Monaldi:

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

  3. Julius Grey:

    When you're having dinner with Tom the laughter is constant, he's not a somber policy wonk.

  4. Wolf Blitzer:

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

  5. Commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton:

    They were serious, somber, saddened, and almost immediately beginning to think 'How do we respond to this?'.

Images & Illustrations of somber

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