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Mist or fog.‘the birds rise like brume’
haze, fog, smog, murk, cloud, cloudiness, mistiness, scotch mist, haar, vapour, drizzle, sprayView synonyms
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘It had dissipated like a brume in a breeze.’
Early 18th century: from French, from Latin bruma ‘winter’.
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