Definition of 'sombre'
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It seemed as if absolute fire came out of his long dark sombre eyes. Wives and Daughters (1864)The sombre mood came despite a decent day for big stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On which sombre note he considers the future. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Only now has its cold and sombre mood begun to touch me. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)It sets the sombre note that he maintains throughout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Farage is in an unusually sombre mood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The morning was overcast with a gentle wind and it perfectly matched the sombre mood of the contestants. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He tried to be all serious and sombre - but it was all a little too practised. The Sun (2008)My demise was once plotted here, deep in this dark sombre forest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The continued trend away from big-ticket items provided a more sombre note. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Back at the car, we feel in sombre mood as we head east for the city. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a bravura performance totally out of keeping with his usual sober, sombre approach to both football and life. The Sun (2013)Their mood was sombre, too. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Sad, sombre and hilarious, this is not to be missed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was dusk and that just defined the dark, sombre, funereal feeling of the time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tomorrow, three floors above the street, the mood will be sombre. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each piece casts a specific mood, sombre, flighty or relaxed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mood is sombre but this is possibly the most life-affirming, accomplished and affecting of his albums. The Sun (2009)Things are more sombre and serious in the second half, giving way to a darker, more elegiac mood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a serious and sombre speech, with few references to the theme of binding the nation that is common in Lincoln. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His early paintings are vibrant with greens and golds, then moving into reds, and then gradually becoming darker and more sombre as the years advance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: sombre ADJECTIVE
person If someone is sombre, they are serious or sad.
The pair were in sombre mood.
British English: sombre ADJECTIVE
colour Sombre colours and places are dark and dull.
His room is sombre and dark.
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