Definition of tenebrous in English:

tenebrous

Syllabification: ten·e·brous
Pronunciation: /ˈtenəbrəs
 
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adjective

literary
Dark; shadowy or obscure.
More example sentences
  • His greatest scenes happen at night, and the characters in these tenebrous situations are seen, like specters, emerging from shadows.
  • I remember how I liked to feel his presence around me, to hear that deep, tenebrous voice.
  • These girls were kept in tenebrous seclusion, suspended between life and death, until marriage.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae 'darkness'.

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