Translation of dull in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (not bright)(color)
pálido(eyes/complexion)1.2 (not shiny)
sin brilloExample sentences1.3 (overcast) it's rather dull out today
hoy está bastante nubladoExample sentences
- There's a uniform, dull sheen to the advice received by council.
- It's now hanging over my desk bringing a little brightness into my otherwise dull room.
- I use a stick to gingerly push aside the stalks and turn over the debris, picking out the dull sheen of a slug here, the progress of a tiny worm there.
- Only when he had not returned in the early evening - he had no coat and was only wearing a thin cotton shirt even though the weather was dull and showery - did concern start to mount.
- Film-makers also say the dull weather bathes the vehicle in a soft light preferable to the harsh reflections caused by bright sunlight on shiny metal surfaces.
- It's been mild, too, and I had the kitchen door wide open until the early evening, much to the delight of the cats, who love to mooch in and out when the weather is dull.
- 2 (boring)(speech)a deadly dull evening
aburridouna noche terriblemente aburridaExample sentences
- The next day was as boring, mundane, unexciting, humdrum, dull, tedious, uneventful and monotonous as usual.
- That would add greater interest to an otherwise dull sport, and would mean a large pool of volunteers willing to sweep up the pitch at the final whistle.
- It was a rare moment of excitement in an otherwise dull match.
- 3 3.1 (of faculties) 3.2 (listless) 3.3 (Finance)Example sentences3.4 (not acute)
- It has to be said, this was a horrendously dull process.
- I never kept a diary when I was growing up but I did receive them as Christmas presents and loved the idea of documenting my daily and dull doings.
sordoExample sentences3.5 (muffled)
- Having said that I know I'm lucky that it only effects a few joints in my fingers and the pain is more a dull ache than a debilitating one.
- Some women often have tension headaches, which cause squeezing pain or a dull ache on both sides of the head or the back of the neck.
- After several minutes, the pain subsided to a dull ache in my rib cage.
amortiguadoExample sentences3.6 (blunt)
- At first, the sound is just a dull roar, but then after a while you pick out patterns in the ticking, as the metronomes go in and out of phase with each other.
- What that means for people nearby is that nights are accompanied by the sound of a dull thud, boom-booming its way around the neighbourhood.
- There was an uncanny lack of sound for an attack until about fifty yards in front of the gate when the warriors took up a battle cry that sounded like a dull roar.
- Using the dull edge of the knife blade, scrape the inside of the top shell in short movements going away from you.
- Using the dull edge of a knife, scrape any remaining innards from the body.
- Try removing as much of the label or tape as possible with your fingernail or the dull edge of a knife.
- If I should accede one day to Heaven, it must be there as it is here, except that I will be rid of my dull senses and my heavy bones.
- I am not particularly strong, I lack speed, my senses are dull in comparison, my eyesight sucks, my sense of smell and that of hearing are almost negligible.
- In doing so, mankind has become callous and his senses have become dull to the ultimate pleasure this relationship would offer.
- 1.1 (make less bright)(color/metal/surface)1.2 (make less sharp)
quitar el brillo a
opacar(edge/blade)he drank to dull his grief
embotarbebía para ahogar las penasExample sentences
- It has a way of diminishing the shine, dulling the glamour and dampening the sizzle of even the glitziest of clubs.
- It is a narcotic that dulls the brain and deadens the nerves.
- Aesthetically, the palette manages something paradoxical: it both intensifies and dulls the impact of onscreen violence.
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