ten·​e·​brif·​ic | \ ˌte-nə-ˈbri-fik How to pronounce tenebrific (audio) \

Definition of tenebrific

1 : gloomy
2 : causing gloom or darkness

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Examples of tenebrific in a Sentence

a man unexpectedly emerged from the tenebrific shadows of the cave soldiers who had lived for months in the tenebrific trenches that stretched along the western front

First Known Use of tenebrific

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tenebrific

borrowed from New Latin tenebrae "darkness" + Latin -i- -i- + -ficus -fic — more at tenebrae

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The first known use of tenebrific was in 1785

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“Tenebrific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenebrific. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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