tenebrous /TEN-ə-brəs/ /’tɛnɪbrəs/. adjective. Gloomy, shadowy, full or darkness. From Latin tenebrae (darkness).
“The tenebrous city, city without time, the generous, saprophytic city: it is morning and I miss the clear night.” (Samuel R. Delany)
“Angela and I are my interior dialogue: I talk to myself. Angela is from my dark interior: she however comes to light. The tenebrous darkness from which I emerge. Pullulating darkness, lava of a humid volcano burning intensely. Darkness full of worms and butterflies, rats and stars.” (Clarice Lispector; translated by Idra Novey)
“The white hands of the tenebrous belle deal the hand of destiny.” (Angela Carter)
“But we aren’t through yet, no, we haven’t had the fancy words. Eldritch. Tenebrous. Smaragds and chalcedony. Mayhap. It can’t be maybe, it can’t be perhaps; it has to be mayhap, unless it’s perchance. And then comes the final test, the infallible touchstone of the seventh-rate: Ichor.” (Ursula K. Le Guin)