V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: serious, sad, and gloomy
Synonyms: bleak, dark, serious, sad, melancholy, gloomy, solemn, dull
Antonyms: bright, cheery, happy
Tips: Somber is derived from the French sombre, which means "dark and gloomy." If something is described as somber, it is usually dark, gloomy, and serious. This is a good word to describe a feeling of deep and serious sadness.
The mood in the audience turned somber after a circus performer became injured. (serious, sad, bleak)
The character of Eyore, from Winnie the Pooh, speaks in a somber voice. (gloomy, solemn, melancholy)
He wore a somber black suit to the funeral. (dark, serious)
This was definitely not a "feel-good" movie; it ended on a very somber note. (serious, sad, bleak)
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