doomier; doomiest
: suggestive of doom : doomful
doomily adverb

Examples of doomy in a Sentence

the surging doomy music in the background was an unmistakable sign that things would not end well for the movie's hero
Recent Examples on the Web The song begins with a jangly blues guitar lick before kicking into a doomy metal riff that sounds custom built for Osbourne’s voice. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 There were doomy, crashing chords, relentless drumming, a pounding keyboard, and some vigorous tambourine. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024 An ancient fear of pirates, especially, in the glassless porthole windows (small, to attract less attention) that seem like vigilant, doomy eyes. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Aug. 2019 Andy Haldane, the chief economist for the Bank of England, which was one of the sources of those doomy prognostications, agrees. John Lanchester, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doomy was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Doomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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