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Definition of somber adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    somber

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsɑmbər//
     
     
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  1. 1dark in color; dull synonym drab dressed in somber shades of gray and black
  2. 2sad and serious synonym melancholy Paul was in a somber mood. The year ended on a somber note.
 
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noun [uncountable]