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 for somber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\(?; 277), a. [F. sombre; cf.
     Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the
     shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See Umbrage.]
     1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a
        somber house.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person;
        somber reflections.
        [1913 Webster]
              The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was
              also short.                           --Beaconsfield.
        [1913 Webster] Somber

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, v. t.
     To make somber, or dark; to make shady. [R.]
     [1913 Webster] Somber

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somber \Som"ber\, Sombre \Som"bre\, n.
     Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster] Somberly

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "somber":
     Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Quaker-colored, Stygian, acier,
     apocalyptic, ashen, ashy, bad, baleful, baneful, black, blackish,
     bleak, bodeful, boding, caliginous, canescent, cinereous, cinerous,
     clouded, cloudy, creamy, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled,
     dappled-gray, dark, dark and gloomy, dark-colored, darkish,
     darksome, dead, deadened, decorous, delicate, demure, depressing,
     depressive, dim, dingy, dire, dismal, dispiriting, doomful,
     dove-colored, dove-gray, drab, drear, drearisome, dreary, dull,
     dusk, dusky, dusty, earnest, eggshell, evil, evil-starred, fateful,
     flat, foreboding, formal, frowning, funebrial, funereal,
     glaucescent, glaucous, gloomful, glooming, gloomy, gloss, grave,
     gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green,
     gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grim,
     grim-faced, grim-visaged, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly,
     ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-omened,
     ill-starred, inauspicious, iridescent, iron-gray, lackluster,
     lead-gray, leaden, lifeless, light, livid, long-faced, lowering,
     lusterless, mat, mellow, menacing, mother-of-pearl, mouse-colored,
     mouse-gray, mousy, murky, nacreous, nigrescent, no-nonsense,
     obscure, of evil portent, ominous, opalescent, overcast, pale,
     pastel, patinaed, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, portending,
     portentous, quiet, sad, saturnine, sedate, semigloss, serious,
     silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, simple, sinister,
     slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, sober-minded,
     sobersided, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, solemn,
     sombrous, staid, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, stone-faced,
     stormy, straight-faced, subdued, subtle, swart, swarthy, sweet,
     taupe, tender, tenebrous, thoughtful, threatening, triste,
     unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious,
     unsmiling, untoward, wan, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty

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