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Word: somber

Definition: dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow

Sentences Containing 'somber'

A dirge is a somber song or lament expressing mourning or grief, such as would be appropriate for performance at a funeral. The English word "dirge" is derived from the Latin "Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam" ("Direct my way in your sight, O Lord my God"), the first words of the first antiphon in the Matins of the Office for the Dead, created on basis of Ps.
Above all, Solo un Momento comes off as a very somber album...
Hart's coworkers, professional wrestlers and other miscellaneous workers, appeared somber after Hart's fall as they continued to do their jobs.
He described "1916" as being ruined by the pacifist agenda, a "manifesto" with which the novelist was "flogging a virtue", but reserved some praise for the "somber and dramatic" manner in which Aderca chose to render the war scenes.
His second album, "Les Années Sombres" ("The Dark Years"), a somber album that also went gold in its first months was released in 1995.
However, she added that the video doesn't "look as awkward as she did in the horrible video for 'What The Hell.'" Amy Sciarretto of Pop Crush said: "It's a somber video with Avril as the only star, in a sad, dark place.
Kenneth Turan of the "Los Angeles Times" said that "the characters in this somber film have the glum look of individuals delivering a Very Important Message to the world.
Later in the century, the American artist Mark Rothko (1903–1970) also used red, in even simpler form, in blocks of dark, somber color on large canvases, to inspire deep emotions.
Massacres are sprinkled with some frequency through the histories of several Christian nations, but this is almost the only one that can be found in American history; perhaps it is the only one which rises to a size correspondent to that huge and somber title.
The "Devils Dust" album, while not using the E Street Band as a whole and being in the more acoustic, somber vein of his earlier "Nebraska" and "The Ghost of Tom Joad" works, was not without (sometimes substantial) instrumentation and arrangements.
The Blood who questions B-Fool is suspicious of him and they put Poo Bear into their car and rush him to the hospital. At the hospital several Bloods stand around somber as Poo Bear's mother and sister arrive at the hospital where a doctor immediately informs them that Poo Bear has died from his wounds.
The bright and gay colors and the dull and somber colors are all affected by the sun, but why one should be affected more than another we do not know.
The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for "Body of Christ"), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.
The sculptures neither give in to the buildings nor fight them; instead they treat them almost playfully, teasing the towers' somber forms, yet never becoming shrill or unkind.
The transition from Romanesque to Gothic is very imprecise and by no means clearly delineated, but one may see the beginning of a style that is more somber, dark, and emotional than the previous period.
Tone may be formal, informal, intimate, solemn, somber, playful, serious, ironic, condescending, or many other possible attitudes.
Unlike some of the somber clerics or Islamic conservatives, he smiles easily, wears short sleeves and holds a black belt in judo.
Where her debut, Be Not Nobody, could sound endearingly awkward, Harmonium is confident and somber, a conscious attempt to be serious and mature that nevertheless still sounds adolescent, largely due to her earnest lyrics and overly ambitious music.
Writing for AOL, Marina Galperina concluded "Unlike other recent videos 'What the Hell' and 'Smile,' this latest cut from the "Goodbye Lullaby" album is a bit somber."

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