morne

1 of 3

noun

ˈmȯ(ə)rn
plural -s
: the head of a lance blunted for tilting

morné

2 of 3

adjective (1)

mor·​né
(ˌ)mȯr¦nā
: of or relating to a heraldic representation of a lion without teeth, tongue, or claws

morne

3 of 3

adjective (2)

ˈmȯ(ə)rn
: having a dismal quality or effect : gloomy
the morne cliffs, the dead cities, the desolate shores of a leaden seaBoris von Anrep

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English moorne, from Middle French morne cap to cover the head of a tilting lance, from morner to blunt, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German mornēn to grieve, mourn

Adjective (1)

French, from past participle of morner to blunt

Adjective (2)

French, from Old French, from morner to blunt

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“Morne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morne. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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