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Brumous

[BRUH-məs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: French, mid 19th century

1.

Foggy and wintry.

Examples of Brumous in a sentence

"Cameron tightly pulled her coat around her as she walked home on the brumous January evening."

"As the plane approached Prague the conditions became more brumous."

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About Brumous

"Brumous" comes from the French adjective “brumeux,” meaning foggy. That, in turn, comes from the Latin word “bruma,” which means “winter.”

Did you Know?

Brumous is a literary adjective that was popular in the mid 19th century. It is closely connected to the noun “brume” meaning “mist or fog.” The first recorded use of the noun “brume” is from the late 17th century, which is about 120 years before the first recorded use of the adjective “brumous.”

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