Definition of sombreness in English:


(US somberness)


  • See sombre

    • ‘But in some ways a sombreness has descended that threatens to remove some of the satire.’
    • ‘You could hear the sombreness of the vast Finnish forests, the determination and endurance of her people, and the ingenuity of its composer in striking degree here.’
    • ‘The Soho streets, their sombreness heightened by the glorious evening sunshine that flooded the near empty pavements on Thursday night, were alive again.’
    • ‘And if the passing of the great man brought a sombreness to the mood, that wasn't lifted by what happened on the pitch.’
    • ‘Not that these symbols will add to the sombreness and serenity of the scene.’