Sombre – 1. Dark in colour. 2. feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
To remember the definition of the word sombre, use the following mnemonic:
Stories of the battle of the Somme bear (sombre) witness to a serious and sad conflict, a very dark place.
Examples of sombre in a sentence (dark in colour)
The prison guard wore a dark, sombre uniform.
Like a statue, the sombre, black horse stood proudly on the hill.
The deep sea and its sombre blues scared the sailors at night.
Examples of sombre in a sentence (Feeling of deep seriousness and sadness)
They sat in sombre silence.
Their Gran's funeral was a sombre occasion.
The grey, cloudy weather seemed to reflect his sombre mood.