In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dark)(clothes/color) sombrío(color/clothes) oscuro y apagado(clothes/color) triste
- The room has a musty odour; the furniture looks dark, heavy and somber as if the house resents my presence.
- The discreet brown tone of the silk reflects the French taste for somber tones in dress fabrics.
- Her husband, on the other hand, wears sombre tones of deep purple and black.
- Striped pants and jackets come in sombre or bold colours, and vertical striped sports shirts in uneven or even patterns.
- I hated Father Stone's somber church with its high dark ceilings that shut out the world.
- The colours lend a brightness to the grey and sombre winter's afternoon.
- Despite this beautiful and dreamy Titian, the tone continued to be rather sombre.
- The dark and somber corridors came alive with paintings, pictures, and poetry.
- Neutral colours can look too bland and dark colours too sombre.
- The early drawings are similarly mysterious and brooding, in somber tones of black, gray and brown.
- The period detail has been painstakingly recreated and it is shot in a sombre palette of olive greens and sepia tones.
- It is a sombre painting with the only bright colour provided by the clergymen's vestments and by the headscarves of the women.
- The Codger pointed to a figure dressed in sombre colours, slightly behind and to the right.
- In the 1980s her paintings generally became calmer in mood and more sombre in colour.
- When she painted in Belgium the colours were sombre with a lot of browns and ochres.
- The paintings seem at first to be sombre in tone, coloured mostly by umbers and sepia-like hues.
- Indeed, the whole production is dark in terms of both light levels and the sombre browns and greys of the costuming and set.
- The venue is outfitted to reflect the Irish name, done out in sombre colours, offset by wood panelling.
- Elements are only very occasionally brightly colored, and more consistently dark and somber.
- Outside, the sky was muddled with the darkest blues and somber blacks, though it did not look menacing.
2(melancholy)(thought/mood) sombrío(music) lúgubre
- He wore a gray uniform with a long coat and heavy leather boots and his face wore a stern, somber expression.
- But you have a sombre, morose side which can mean you going for darker colours and shades.
- What's more, the sombre, solemn songs are all the more moving for being used only sparingly.
- From the outset this Achilles goes about his bloody work in a distinctly subdued and somber manner.
- But Stewy seemed to take the comment quite seriously, nodding in sombre sympathy as he tuned up his twelve string.
- But the counterpart to this enthusiasm was a sombre and deeply serious view of such a life's task.
- Other writers were equally to popularize the notion of a fundamental watershed, but in tones that encouraged a more sombre mood.
- This brilliantly written book isn't entirely flippant, since its humour has a more sombre purpose.
- The media itself was remarkably restrained and somber in its reporting.
- You could have gone two ways with this thing and been very sombre and serious about this subject.
- It was a cold morning as workers gathered for the meeting, a sea of black and grey and dark blue jackets, and the mood was as sombre as the colour of the crowd.
- The women look not just somber but grim, their mouths taut, their eyes wary.
- In an effort to take some of the beguilement out of her young eyes, I make light of your dark and somber task.
- Sharma reported it all in a deep and somber voice, manly but sensitive.
- On the subway, commuters wore sombre expressions they would wear on any such Friday.
- Despite my sombre and bitter tone, much can be done to improve the relationship between the university and its students.
- If you haven't yet noticed, this album's tone is relatively somber.
- The sombre occasion was further enhanced by the dulcet tones of Winnie Joyce.
- Shimmering waves of washes, glistening tones, and bell accents establish the somber mood.
- So I hopped out, went out on the veranda and said hello and smiled at everybody, and they were all very sombre and gloomy.
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