Part of speech: adjective

Dusky; gloomy; melancholy; depressing.

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Usage examples "somber":

  1. A little too somber," Gray declared. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
  2. 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", Henry Leverage.
  3. 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", Grace Miller White.