Definition of ominousness in US English:

ominousness

noun

  • See ominous

    • ‘The meanings shuffle across many levels, some streaking away beyond vision, leaving tantalising traces of ominousness.’
    • ‘The seamless combination of dialogue, color palette, music and editing created a feeling of ominousness throughout the film keeping my stomach churning.’
    • ‘Yet in addition to its austere poetry, the painting exerts an ominousness.’
    • ‘His is droning electronic pulses, tones, twitters - an ever-escalating loop of frozen machine-age ominousness.’
    • ‘There is an ominousness on the horizon, though.’
    • ‘Through his use of uses darkness a sense of ominousness is heightened and audience complacency is refused.’
    • ‘And because we're so familiar with Venice I just sort of love the ominousness that he creates with that film with the gargoyles and the boats going down the canals that are funeral boats.’
    • ‘He's there to deliver the dark news, the mournful tone, while in the background John Williams's haunting guitar solos inflect a general mood of ominousness.’
    • ‘It encased him from foot to chin, and a long black cloak only increased his ominousness.’
    • ‘Not only does the music played by the theremin signal the ominousness of the Martian environment, for all intents and purposes, the sound of the theremin is the sound of the Martian atmosphere.’
    • ‘Chinese Symbol for (of a gathered crowd) drink water from a winding canal with one wine cup floating on it so as to wash away ominousness.’
    • ‘But the ominousness is all in Emerson's overheated rhetoric.’
    • ‘Asleep in a dream world, where the grass is still green and there is a horizon of dreams to visit the cloth covering her, though, takes on ominousness of a shroud.’
    • ‘To the Macedonians, the future is always portentous, ringing with the ominousness of the past.’
    • ‘But not good is distinctly not good; the ominousness rumbles through it.’
    • ‘The film stays remarkably faithful to the authors vision, perfectly summoning up the brooding ominousness of small-town life in 18th-century France.’
    • ‘And the very fact that it is somewhat vague adds to its ominousness.’
    • ‘The description may make the work sound as if it is overloaded with imagery, but Spell is in fact surprisingly subtle, evoking an air of futility and ominousness.’
    • ‘The one large and seven small photos, framed with metal and wrapped or embedded with copper wire, communicated a feeling of ominousness.’
    • ‘From the opening sequence, there's an uneasy sense of hovering and watching and waiting, a queasy ominousness that lasts throughout.’

Pronunciation

ominousness

/ˈämənəsnəs//ˈɑmənəsnəs/