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Adjective: somber  sóm-bur
Usage: US (elsewhere: sombre)
  1. Lacking brightness or color; dull
    "children in somber brown clothes";
    - drab, sober, sombre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Grave or even gloomy in character
    "a somber mood"; "a suit of somber black";
    - sombre [Brit, Cdn], melancholy

See also: cheerless, colorless [US], colourless [Brit, Cdn], depressing, uncheerful

Encyclopedia: Somber