Definition of louring in English:

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louring

Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊərɪŋ/
(also lowering)

adjective

(Of the sky) dark and threatening: a day of louring cloud
More example sentences
  • A breeze touched the white stone like a blind man finding his way and the lowering sky began to shift.
  • The late watercolour of Stonehenge, with a louring sky relieved by a double rainbow, is one of his most dramatic illustrations of this idea.
  • At William Henry Harrison's March inauguration in 1841, he stepped to the podium without hat or overcoat, under a louring sky, his trouserlegs flapping in the bitter wind, and delivered the longest address on record.

Derivatives

louringly

Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊərɪŋli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • When he looked loweringly up, quivering at each sound, his eyes had the expression of those of a criminal who thinks his guilt little and his punishment great, and knows that he can find no words.
  • He entered, eyeing the tutor suspiciously and loweringly.
  • That is the ugliest, most loweringly brutal-looking theatre I ever remember seeing.

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