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somber

som·ber

somber

 
 
pronunciation:
sam br
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a dark shade or condition.
The child painted his room a somber brown.
synonyms:
dark, gloomy, murky
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
dim, dingy, drab, dull, gray, sullen
definition 2: sad, dismal, or full of gloom.
My aunt's funeral was a very somber occasion.
synonyms:
dark, dismal, gloomy, grave, melancholy
antonyms:
cheerful, jolly
similar words:
bleak, dreary, grim, sad, serious, sober, solemn, sullen, unhappy
derivations: somberly (adv.), somberness (n.)
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