dull


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dull

1. (of weather) not bright or clear; cloudy
2. (of colour) lacking brilliance or brightness; sombre
3. Med (of sound elicited by percussion, esp of the chest) not resonant
References in classic literature ?
It is a dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others.
This house is dark and dull and drear No light doth shine from far or near Nor ever could.
Here are seven of you, besides myself, (who, she is pleased to say, am very entertaining already,) and she only demands from each of you either one thing very clever, be it prose or verse, original or repeatedor two things moderately clever or three things very dull indeed, and she engages to laugh heartily at them all.
He knew in what strange heavens they were suffering, and what dull hells were teaching them the secret of some new joy.
If my Readers have followed me with any attention up to this point, they will not be surprised to hear that life is somewhat dull in Flatland.
I see faces, keen and bright; others dull or dangerous; others, unsteady, insincere,--none that have the calm authority of a reasonable soul.
At last, some time before I stopped, the sun, red and very large, halted motionless upon the horizon, a vast dome glowing with a dull heat, and now and then suffering a momentary extinction.
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped.
I am a simple, dull fellow who writes down whatsoever first comes into his head--Your friend,
As if the towers had thrown aside, In slightly sinking, the dull tide - As if their tops had feebly given A void within the filmy Heaven.
They want to get away from each other when there is only such a very slight bond as that between them; and one day, I suppose, the pain and the dull monotony of it all had stood before her eyes plainer than usual, and the mocking spectre had frightened her.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.