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Noun: sombreness  sóm-bu(r)-nus
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: somberness)
  1. A state of partial or total darkness
    "he struck a match to dispel the sombreness";
    - gloom, somberness [US]
  2. A feeling of melancholy apprehension
    - gloom, gloominess, somberness [US]
  3. A manner that is serious and solemn
    - graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness [US]

Type of: apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, earnestness, melancholy, misgiving, semidarkness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity