: mist, fog
brumous adjective

Examples of brume in a Sentence

cloaked in the early-morning brume, the village did indeed look like some long-lost Brigadoon
Recent Examples on the Web The sublime glassy Radnor Lake pulls in photographers from around mid-Tennessee who often arrive early enough to shoot the morning brume that rises from the lake. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2020

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Word History


French, mist, winter, from Old Occitan bruma, from Latin, winter solstice, winter; akin to Latin brevis short — more at brief

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brume was in 1694

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Cite this Entry

“Brume.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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