brumous
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɹuːməs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɹuməs/, /ˈbɹə-/
Adjective

brumous

  1. (literary) Foggy or misty; wintry. [from mid 19th c.]
    • 1848 November – 1850 December, William Makepeace Thackeray, “A Little Innocent”, in The History of Pendennis. […], volume I, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1849, OCLC 2057953 ↗, page 233 ↗:
      The blond misses of Albion see nothing in the dull inhabitants of their brumous isle, which can compare with the ardour and vivacity of the children of the South. We bring our sunshine with us; we are Frenchmen, and accustomed to conquer.
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