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lour

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Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊə
 
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(also lower)

Definition of lour in English:

verb

[no object]
1Look angry or sullen; scowl: the lofty statue lours at patients in the infirmary
More example sentences
  • He sat louring at the landscape as it slid past the window.
  • When she is woken by the kiss, she silently expresses anger, just louring at him.
  • He said nothing, only loured at me from the doorway.
Synonyms
scowl, frown, look sullen, glower, glare, grimace, give someone black looks, look daggers, look angry
informal give someone dirty looks
1.1(Of the sky or landscape) look dark and threatening.
Example sentences
  • The sea is churning and the sky is louring, so buckets and spades are out of the question.
  • The following morning, the sort of black cloud that lours over Mordor had swallowed the Cairngorm massif completely and a bitter wind kept the punters away.
Synonyms
overcast, dark, leaden, grey, cloudy, clouded, sunless, gloomy, threatening, menacing, promising rain

noun

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1A scowl.
1.1A dark and gloomy appearance of the sky or landscape.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

loury

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adjective

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