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dull

adjective uk   us   /dʌl/

dull adjective (BORING)

B1 not interesting or exciting in any way: She wrote dull, respectable articles for the local newspaper. He's pleasant enough, but deadly dull.
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dull adjective (NOT BRIGHT)

C1 not clear, bright, or shiny: We could just see a dull glow given off by the fire's last embers.UK The first day of our holiday was dull (= cloudy).

dull adjective (NOT SHARP)

A dull sound or pain is not sharp or clear: I heard a dull thud from the kitchen and realized she must have fainted. The dull rumble of traffic woke her. She felt a dull ache at the back of her head. old-fashioned not intelligent
dully
adverb uk   us   /ˈdʌl.li/
The car lights glowed dully through the mist. My arm still ached dully.
dullness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈdʌl.nəs/

dull

verb [T] uk   us   /dʌl/
to make something less severe: Homeless children sniff glue to dull their hunger pains.
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