What does the word gloom mean?

Usage examples for gloom

  1. " Oh yes," the Boy's voice rang passionately out of the gloom, " I know you want him killed." – The Magnetic North by 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 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  3. There was no moon, but the stars gave a light that relieved the gloom. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker