dreary Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dreary" in British English

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drearyadjective

uk   /ˈdrɪə.ri/  us   /ˈdrɪr.i/
boring and making you ​feelunhappy: a dreary little ​town She had ​spent another dreary ​day in the ​office.
drearily
adverb uk   /ˈdrɪə.rə.li/  us   /ˈdrɪr.əl-/
dreariness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​thereforelikely 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)
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