dull

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʌl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʌl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dul)


Inflections of 'dull' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
duller
adj comparative
dullest
adj superlative
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dull

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a dull [movie, lecture, person]
  2. the [movie] was (so) dull
  3. (by far) the dullest [movie] (ever)
  4. dull to [listen to, watch, read, endure]
  5. dull and [boring, repetitive]
  6. [rather, very, incredibly, so, really] dull
  7. [it, the sky] is dull outside
  8. dull and [cloudy, gloomy, bleak] (outside)
  9. [on, it was] a dull (and cloudy) day
  10. a dull [outlook, prospect, future]
  11. a dull day at the [store, office, market]
  12. never a dull moment [at, in]
  13. dull [grey, brown, green]
  14. dull grey [eyes, skin]
  15. her [skin, complexion] was dull and grey
  16. the [knife, blade, weapon] is dull
  17. sharpen a dull [knife]
  18. heard a dull [sound, thud]
  19. a dull [pain, ache, throbbing]
v
  1. dulls the [senses, appetite, mind]
  2. the [medicine, treatment, drugs] dulled his senses
  3. the [news, shock, stench, smell] dulled her appetite
  4. [alcohol, drugs, TV] dulls the mind
  5. dull the [memory, pain] (of)
  6. has dulled the [surface, finish, shine]
  7. color has dulled
  8. his [wits, mind, memories, sight] had dulled
  9. was dulled by the [glass, noise, barrier]
  10. dulled by [time, age]
  11. the [furniture, curtains, decoration] dulled the room
additional examples
  1. dulls the [senses, appetite, mind]
  2. a dull [movie, lecture, person]
  3. the [medicine, treatment, drugs] dulled his senses
  4. the [movie] was (so) dull
  5. the [news, shock, stench, smell] dulled her appetite
  6. (by far) the dullest [movie] (ever)
  7. [alcohol, drugs, TV] dulls the mind
  8. dull to [listen to, watch, read, endure]
  9. dull the [memory, pain] (of)
  10. dull and [boring, repetitive]
  11. has dulled the [surface, finish, shine]
  12. [rather, very, incredibly, so, really] dull
  13. color has dulled
  14. [it, the sky] is dull outside
  15. his [wits, mind, memories, sight] had dulled
  16. dull and [cloudy, gloomy, bleak] (outside)
  17. was dulled by the [glass, noise, barrier]
  18. [on, it was] a dull (and cloudy) day
  19. dulled by [time, age]
  20. a dull [outlook, prospect, future]
  21. the [furniture, curtains, decoration] dulled the room
  22. a dull day at the [store, office, market]
  23. never a dull moment [at, in]
  24. dull [grey, brown, green]
  25. dull grey [eyes, skin]
  26. her [skin, complexion] was dull and grey
  27. the [knife, blade, weapon] is dull
  28. sharpen a dull [knife]
  29. heard a dull [sound, thud]
  30. a dull [pain, ache, throbbing]
  31. dull-witted
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