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"dull" in British English

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dulladjective

uk   /dʌl/ us   /dʌl/
dully
adverb uk   /ˈdʌl.li/ us   /ˈdʌl.li/
The car lights glowed dully through the mist. My arm still ached dully.
dullness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʌl.nəs/ us   /ˈdʌl.nəs/

dullverb [T]

uk   /dʌl/ us   /dʌl/
(Definition of dull from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dull" in American English

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dulladjective [-er/-est only]

us   /dʌl/
not interesting or exciting; boring: Many of the courtroom events were dull and routine. The lecture was dry, dull, and full of statistics.
not clear, bright, or shiny: The day started off dull and overcast with a threat of showers.
(esp. of sound or pain) not sharp or clear: a dull knife I heard a dull thud from the kitchen. She felt a dull ache at the back of her head.

dullverb [T]

us   /dʌl/
to make something less sharp or clear: Lack of sleep will dull your reflexes.
(Definition of dull from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dull" in Business English

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dulladjective

uk   /dʌl/ us   COMMERCE, FINANCE
used to describe a situation in which business activity is slow: Trading was dull as investors were sidelined because of a lack of good news. The earnings outlook is dull.
(Definition of dull from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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