Definition of morne in English:

morne

noun

Weaponry
historical
  • The blunted head of a tilting-lance.

noun

Caribbean
  • A round hill or small mountain.

adjective

literary, archaic
  • Sad, mournful, gloomy.

Origin

Late 15th century. From Middle French morne from Old French, Middle French morné blunted, probably from an unattested Old French verb *morner (compare amorner (reflexive) to mortify oneself, amorné sad, amornir (reflexive) to become doleful, amorni sad), probably ultimately from the Germanic base of mourn<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The Catholic World. From French morne from French Creole (originally Antilles) morne, further etymology uncertain: perhaps alteration of Spanish morro hillock<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Kinglake (1809–1891), historian and travel writer. From French morne.

Pronunciation

morne

/mɔːn/