Meaning of “dreary” in the English Dictionary

"dreary" in British English

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drearyadjective

uk /ˈdrɪə.ri/ us /ˈdrɪr.i/
drearily
adverb uk /ˈdrɪə.rə.li/ us /ˈdrɪr.əl.i/
dreariness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdrɪə.ri.nəs/ us /ˈdrɪr.i.nəs/

(Definition of “dreary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dreary" in American English

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drearyadjective

us /ˈdrɪər·i/

unattractive and having nothing of any interest, and therefore likely to make you sad:

It was a gray, dreary day, with periods of rain.

(Definition of “dreary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)