tenebrific

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

Definition of tenebrific

1 : gloomy
2 : causing gloom or darkness

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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“Tenebrific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenebrific. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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