In the fashionable shopping district of Damascus the atmosphere is somber.
Far from somber, the holiday is marked by laughter, music, dancing, and fireworks.
Both men were dressed like funeral directors, in dark suits, white shirts, and somber ties.
“I think if anybody saw real fame first or secondhand, they would not want to pursue it at all,” says a somber Culkin.
In late 2008, Castro penned a favorable review of the new American president, and concluded the column on a note of somber candor.
Now, in his black suit, he was a somber figure; and in the blue eyes I read a fear suppressed.
I had them lighted, thinking that they would brighten up the somber room.
She was dressed in a thin black fabric, and her beautifully shaped hands gleamed unusually white against its somber folds.
There was a somber light in his eyes, and his lips were whitening.
The shelves are filled with somber sets of the "Transactions" and "Proceedings" of several learned societies.
1760 "gloomy, shadowy" (earlier sombrous, c.1730), from French sombre "dark, gloomy," from Old French sombre (14c.), from an adjective from Late Latin subumbrare "to shadow," from sub "under" (see sub-) + umbra "shade, shadow," perhaps from a suffixed form of PIE *andho- "blind, dark" (see umbrage). Related: Somberly; somberness.