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somber

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːmbər; ˈsɒmbə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) sombre

Translation of somber in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (dark) [color/clothes] sombrío, oscuro y apagado, triste
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (melancholy) [mood/thought] sombrío; [music] lúgubre
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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