Examples of glum in a Sentence
There's no need to look so glum—things will get better soon.
There was a glum silence in the room.
Recent Examples of glum from the Web
In 2014, Xi’s rather uncomfortable handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drew comparisons to an encounter between Pooh and the perennially glum Eeyore.
She was assigned to the 46th Precinct in the northwest Bronx before an on-duty leg injury resulted in her being sent to the Bronx courts, a sometimes glum place where her sunny disposition and her desire to be active set her apart.
When pressed about what legislators would do if a deal is not reached, Beyer was glum.
The songs strutted and blipped like bubble gum pop grown colossal, carrying glum lyrics like trophies and building up to gleeful, overwhelming drum barrages.
Cosby entered the courtroom Monday appearing composed and confident, contrasting with an often-glum persona from previous days.
The gravitational pull, however, is in Linda’s performance, one that encompasses defiance, disgust, befuddlement and even glum humor.
Compared with his clear ebullience and declarations of personal friendship with leaders in the Middle East, Trump appeared standoffish and solitarily glum among his NATO colleagues.
The Oilers are eager to join Detroit (2013), the Kings (2014), Chicago (2015) and Nashville (2016) in shaking hands with some glum Ducks.
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Origin and Etymology of glum
akin to Middle English gloumen to gloom
First Known Use: 1547See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of glum
GLUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glum for English Language Learners
: sad or depressed
GLUM Defined for Kids
Definition of glum for Students
: gloomy and sad a glum expression "You probably don't ever get in trouble anyway," said Bean, feeling glum. "I'm always in trouble." — Annie Barrows, Ivy & Bean
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