What does the word somber mean?

Usage examples for somber

  1. Drew wheeled and stared at the white faces of the servants which were framed in the somber curtains of the opening to the hall. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  2. For many minutes the children had been too interested to note that the shadows were grown long and that a somber gloom had settled down over the cemetery that lay just beyond the windows. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
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