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Noun: gloom  gloom
  1. A state of partial or total darkness
    "he struck a match to dispel the gloom";
    - somberness [US], sombreness [Brit, Cdn]
  2. A feeling of melancholy apprehension
    - gloominess, somberness [US], sombreness [Brit, Cdn]
  3. An atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    "gloom pervaded the office";
    - gloominess, glumness

Sounds like: gins, jiloom, g

Derived forms: glooms

Type of: ambiance, ambience, apprehension, apprehensiveness, atmosphere, dread, melancholy, misgiving, semidarkness

Encyclopedia: Gloom