Etymology
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sombre (adj.)

chiefly British English spelling of somber (q.v.); for spelling, see -re.

updated on September 03, 2012

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Definitions of sombre from WordNet

sombre (adj.)
lacking brightness or color; dull;
Synonyms: drab / sober / somber
sombre (adj.)
grave or even gloomy in character;
Synonyms: somber / melancholy
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