somber

definition: 
Dark or dull in colour or tone; Having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
sentence: 
The paintings seem at first to be sombre in tone, coloured mostly by umbers and sepia-like hues. He wore a gray uniform with a long coat and heavy leather boots and his face wore a stern, somber expression.
difficulty: 
medium
toefl frequency: 
1
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