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Definitions of gloom

  1. To be cloudy or obscure; to be sadly or sullenly dejected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make dark; deject or sadden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be or become cloudy or partially dark; present a dismal aspect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To be sullen or dejected: to be cloudy or obscure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To obscure; to make dismal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To be sullen; to shine dimly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A partial darkness; obscurity; melancholy; depression; sadness; sullenness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Partial darkness: cloudiness: heaviness of mind, sadness: hopelessness: sullenness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Darkness; obscurity; hence, melancholy; misfortune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Obscurity; partial darkness; thick shadiness; dejection of mind; melancholy; sullenness; darkness of prospect or aspect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Partial darkness; thick shade; obscurity; cloudiness or heaviness of the mind; melancholy; sullenness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gloom

  1. He let go her hand, and turning away, was lost amidst the gloom – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. Was not the gloom of to- night great enough without that as a last touch to ring in our ears? – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
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