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Definition of Gloom

Gloom

  1. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
  2. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
  3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
  4. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
  5. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
  6. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
  7. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
  8. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.

Gloom Quotations

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
Francis Scott Key

For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it's doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It's amazing. And it's free. I love it. It's absolutely brilliant.
Simon Cowell

And so we remained till the red of the dawn began to fall through the snow gloom. I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror. But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.
Bram Stoker
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Gloom Translations

gloom in Spanish is oscuridad
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