(comparative sombrer, superlative sombrest)
(third-person singular simple present sombres, present participle sombring, simple past and past participle sombred)
- To make sombre or dark; to make shady.
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Variant of somber
- dark and gloomy or dull
- mentally depressed or depressing; melancholy
- earnest and solemn; grave
Origin of somberFrench sombre ; from Late Latin an unverified form subumbrare, to shade ; from Classical Latin sub, under + umbra, shade