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gloom

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verb \ˈglüm\

Definition of gloom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to look, feel, or act sullen or despondent

  3. 2 :  to be or become overcast

  4. 3 :  to loom up dimly

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to make dark, murky, or somber :  make gloomy

Examples of gloom in a sentence

  1. <we just sat there, glooming, as we waited and waited for our dinners to arrive>

  2. <he continued to gloom over the fact that he had been passed over for promotion to district manager>

Origin and Etymology of gloom

Middle English gloumen


First Known Use: 14th century


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gloom

noun

Definition of gloom

  1. 1a :  partial or total darknessb :  a dark or shadowy place

  2. 2a :  lowness of spirits :  dejectionb :  an atmosphere of despondency <a gloom fell over the household>

Examples of gloom in a sentence

  1. The painting captures the gloom of a foggy night.

  2. He walked away, disappearing into the gloom.

  3. the gloom of the forest

  4. He was often subject to periods of gloom.

  5. A cloud of gloom has descended over the city.

Origin and Etymology of gloom

see 1gloom


First Known Use: 1629



GLOOM Defined for English Language Learners


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gloom

noun

Definition of gloom for English Language Learners

  • : partial or total darkness

  • : a feeling of sadness


GLOOM Defined for Kids

gloom

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noun \ˈglüm\

Definition of gloom for Students

  1. 1 :  partial or complete darkness

  2. 2 :  a sad mood



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