Sombre vs Glum - What's the difference?

sombre | glum |


As a verb sombre

is .

As a noun glum is

light.

sombre

English

Alternative forms

* (US ) somber

Adjective

(er)
  • Dark; gloomy.
  • Dull or dark in colour.
  • Melancholy; dismal.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • The dinner was silent and sombre ; happily it was also short.
  • Grave.
  • a sombre situation

    Synonyms

    * melancholy * dreary * dire * dismal

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) gloom; obscurity; duskiness
  • Verb

  • To make sombre or dark; to make shady.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    glum

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) glomen, glommen, glomben, . More at (l).

    Verb

    (glumm)
  • (obsolete) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
  • (Hawes)

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) sullenness
  • (Skelton)

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Adjective

    (glummer)
  • despondent; moody; sullen
  • * Thackeray
  • I frighten people by my glum face.