One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mist or fog.‘the birds rise like brume’
haze, fog, smog, murk, cloud, cloudiness, mistiness, scotch mist, haar, vapour, drizzle, sprayView synonyms
- ‘It had dissipated like a brume in a breeze.’
- ‘‘I can't wait until the summer,’ Ken told him, but while keeping his face pointed out into space, as if he could somehow see a vision of himself and Caden at the ocean under the warm sun somewhere out there in the gloomy brume.’
- ‘Some Examples: The glauzy and noisome Soul-Siphon settles like a brume.’
Early 18th century: from French, from Latin bruma ‘winter’.
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