AskDefine | Define sombre

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sombre adj
1 grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood" [syn: somber]
2 lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes" [syn: drab, sober, somber]

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Etymology

From French, from Latin sub- + umbra.

Adjective

en-adj more
  1. Dark; gloomy.
  2. Dull or dark in colour.
  3. Melancholy; dismal.
  4. Grave.
    a sombre situation

Translations

Dark; gloomy
Dull or dark in colour
Melancholy; dismal
Grave

French

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Adjective

sombre

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Verb form

sombre
  1. first-, third-person singular indicative present of sombrer
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of sombrer
  3. second-person singular imperative of sombrer

Extensive Definition

Sombre is a 1998 French film directed by Philippe Grandrieux, starring Marc Barbé and Elina Löwensohn. The film was nominated for the Golden Leopard and won the C.I.C.A.E. Award - Special Mention at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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