gloom
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gloom(
gluhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (darkness)
a. la penumbra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Clouds rolled in and a deep gloom spread over the town.Empezó a nublarse y una penumbra profunda se extendió sobre el pueblo.
b. la oscuridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We couldn't see anything in the gloom that covered the city.No podíamos ver nada en la oscuridad que cubría la ciudad.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(depression)
a. la melancolía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My gloom deepened when I heard about my grandmother's passing.Mi melancolía se acentuó cuando me enteré del fallecimiento de mi abuela.
b. la tristeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Juan descended into gloom after he and Ana broke up.Juan se hundió en la tristeza después de romper con Ana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be despondent)
a. ensombrecerse
Since his breakdown, Joe just sits on the sofa glooming about the futility of his future.Desde que tuvo la crisis nerviosa, Joe se limita a sentarse en el sofá y ensombrecerse pensando en la futilidad de su futuro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make dark)
a. ensombrecer
The impending storm gloomed the sky.La inminente tormenta ensombreció el cielo.
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gloom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (darkness)
a. la oscuridad f, tinieblas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (melancholy)
a. la abatimiento m, tristeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to cast or throw a gloom over somethingenturbiar algo
3. (pessimism)
a. el pesimismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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gloom [ɡluːm]
noun
1 (darkness) penumbra (f); oscuridad (f)
I could see him sitting in the gloom staring blankly at the wall
2 (sadness, despondency) melancolía (f); tristeza (f)
she couldn't shake off the feeling of gloom
it's not all gloom and doom here aquí no todo son pronósticos de desastre; she's always full of gloom and doom siempre lo ve todo negro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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