- Gloom is defined as darkness or a dark and gloomy place, or it is defined as a state of being depressed and in a bad mood.
- The shadows and darkness in an abandon house are an example of gloom.
- When you sit around all day in your room and cry because your boyfriend broke up with you, this is an example of gloom.
- The definition of gloom is to feel or act sad.
An example of gloom is to become very sad with the death of a friend.
- to be or look morose, displeased, or dejected
- to be, become, or appear dark, dim, or dismal
Origin of gloom; from Middle English gloum(b)en, to look morose, probably ; from Scand, as in Norwegian dialect, dialectal glome, to stare somberly, akin to East Frisian glumen, to peer secretly (; from Indo-European an unverified form ?hlu- ; from base an unverified form ghêl- from source gleam, glow): meaning influenced, influence by Old English glom, twilight
- darkness; dimness; obscurity
- a dark or dim place
- deep sadness or hopelessness
- a. Partial or total darkness; dimness: switched on a table lamp to banish the gloom of a winter afternoon.b. A partially or totally dark place, area, or location.
- a. An atmosphere of melancholy or depression: Gloom pervaded the office.b. A state of melancholy or depression; despondency.
verbgloomed, gloom·ing, glooms
- To be or become dark, shaded, or obscure.
- To feel, appear, or act despondent, sad, or mournful.
- To make dark, shaded, or obscure.
- Archaic To make despondent; sadden.
Origin of gloomProbably from Middle English gloumen, to become dark, look glum.
(third-person singular simple present glooms, present participle glooming, simple past and past participle gloomed)