- n a state of partial or total darkness
- n a feeling of melancholy apprehension
- n a manner that is serious and solemn
- There are elfinly humorous love lyrics, the brooding sombreness of a group called Portraits, War Women, and even one appalling trifle which concerns itself with a cocktail made .
- The shabbiness of the clothing suggests it, the drabness of life; the high boots worn by so many women; the pale, unhealthy color as well as the gloomy sombreness of the masses.