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somber
used in The Giver

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Definition serious and without cheer — perhaps even gloomy

or:

lacking brightness or color
  • The entire community had performed the Ceremony of Loss together, murmuring the name Caleb throughout an entire day, less and less frequently, softer in volume, as the long and somber day went on, so that the little Four seemed to fade away gradually from everyone's consciousness.
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