Definition of lour in English:


Line breaks: lour
Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊə
(also lower)


[no object]
  • 1Look angry or sullen; scowl: the lofty statue lours at patients in the infirmary
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    • 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.
    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.
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    • 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.
    overcast, dark, leaden, grey, cloudy, clouded, sunless, gloomy, threatening, menacing, promising rain


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





Middle English: of unknown origin.

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