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sour

adjective uk   /saʊər/ us    /saʊr/

sour adjective (TASTE)

B1 having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell, like a lemon, and not sweet: These plums are a bit sour.
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sour adjective (BAD FEELING)

unfriendly or easily annoyed: Overnight, it seemed, their relationship had turned sour. She gave me a sour look.
sourly
adverb uk   /ˈsaʊə.li/ us    /ˈsaʊr-/
sourness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsaʊə.nəs/ us    /ˈsaʊr-/

sour

verb [I or T] uk   /saʊər/ us    /saʊr/

sour verb [I or T] (TASTE)

to become sour or to make something become sour: Hot weather sours milk. Milk sours in hot weather.

sour verb [I or T] (BAD FEELING)

to (cause to) become unpleasant or unfriendly: Her whole attitude to life soured as a result of that experience. This affair has soured relations between the two countries.

sour

noun [C] uk   /saʊər/ us    /saʊr/ mainly US
a drink made from strong alcohol, lemon, or lime juice, sugar, and ice: a whisky sour
Translations of “sour”
in Korean 신…
in Arabic حامِض…
in French sur, acide, aigre…
in Turkish ekşi, mayhoş, huysuz…
in Italian agro, aspro, acerbo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 味道, 酸的,有酸味的…
in Russian кислый, прокисший, враждебный…
in Polish kwaśny, wrogi…
in Spanish agrio, ácido, amargo…
in Portuguese azedo…
in German sauer…
in Catalan àcid, agre…
in Japanese すっぱい, 酸味のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 味道, 酸的,有酸味的…
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