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 for sombre
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.
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     2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person;
        somber reflections.
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              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) :

  sombre
      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 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "sombre":
     black, bleak, cheerless, dark, darkling, darksome, depressed,
     depressing, dim, dingy, dismal, doleful, dolorous, dreary, dull,
     dusky, foreboding, funereal, gloomy, grave, grey, grim, grim-faced,
     grim-visaged, joyless, leaden, lowering, lugubrious, melancholic,
     melancholy, morbid, morose, mournful, murky, overcast, sad, sedate,
     serious, shadowy, sober, solemn, staid, subfusc, unhappy
  
  

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