What does the word sombre mean?

Usage examples for sombre

  1. The sombre blackness of my dress threw it all into shadow and made the deep blue- gray of my eyes darker, by far, than was natural. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  2. But he had his back to the light, and she remarked nothing save that he seemed to be a sombre sort of body and poor company. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  3. She could not think that there was no longer any hope in their once happy country for the young and the generous, the beautiful and the brave; of herself and her own lot, her thoughts were sombre enough. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope