gloomPronunciation: (glOOm), [key]
total or partial darkness; dimness.
a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits.
a despondent or depressed look or expression.
to appear or become dark, dim, or somber.
to look sad, dismal, or dejected; frown.
to fill with gloom; make gloomy or sad; sadden.
to make dark or somber.
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