Part of speech: noun

Darkness; obscurity; hence, melancholy; misfortune.

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Usage examples "gloom":

  1. " Oh yes," the Boy's voice rang passionately out of the gloom, " I know you want him killed." - "The Magnetic North", Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond).
  2. Though he was so very old, the news of his death was unexpected and cast a gloom over Rome. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
  3. There was no moon, but the stars gave a light that relieved the gloom. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.