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Meaning of gloom

gloom

Pronunciation: (glm), [key]
— n.
  1. total or partial darkness; dimness.
  2. a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits.
  3. a despondent or depressed look or expression.
—v.i.
  1. to appear or become dark, dim, or somber.
  2. to look sad, dismal, or dejected; frown.
—v.t.
  1. to fill with gloom; make gloomy or sad; sadden.
  2. to make dark or somber.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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