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Saltos de línea: som¦bre
Pronunciación: /ˈsɒmbə
(US also somber)

Definición de sombre en inglés:


1Dark or dull in colour or tone: the night skies were sombre and starless
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Neutral colours can look too bland and dark colours too sombre.
  • The paintings seem at first to be sombre in tone, coloured mostly by umbers and sepia-like hues.
  • Striped pants and jackets come in sombre or bold colours, and vertical striped sports shirts in uneven or even patterns.
dark, dark-coloured, dull, dull-coloured, drab, dingy, shady;
restrained, subdued, sober, funereal, severe, austere
2Having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness: he looked at her with a sombre expression
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He wore a gray uniform with a long coat and heavy leather boots and his face wore a stern, somber expression.
  • You could have gone two ways with this thing and been very sombre and serious about this subject.
  • Sharma reported it all in a deep and somber voice, manly but sensitive.


mid 18th century: from French, based on Latin sub 'under' + umbra 'shade'.

  • If you are in a sombre mood you can be thought of as being under a shadow, rather like those cartoons showing a dark cloud hanging over a person's head. The word came into English from French in the middle of the 18th century but was based on Latin sub ‘under’ and umbra ‘shade or shadow’. Sombrero, the broad-brimmed hat, is a Spanish word with a similar origin. See also umbrella



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Dozens of officers forming a Guard of Honour snapped to attention as the procession, headed by two mounted officers and the solitary drummer, sombrely approached the building.
  • Participants and onlookers stood sombrely as a single cannon shot heralded the silence, which marks the beginning of the armistice on November 11 1918.
  • The stained glass windows are of the expected bright colouring and the dark choir stalls sombrely face each other from both sides of the aisle, in the usual manner.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The Soho streets, their sombreness heightened by the glorious evening sunshine that flooded the near empty pavements on Thursday night, were alive again.
  • You could hear the sombreness of the vast Finnish forests, the determination and endurance of her people, and the ingenuity of its composer in striking degree here.
  • And if the passing of the great man brought a sombreness to the mood, that wasn't lifted by what happened on the pitch.

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