Definition of “lurid” - English Dictionary

“lurid” in British English

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luridadjective

uk /ˈlʊə.rɪd/ us /ˈlʊr.ɪd/ disapproving

lurid adjective (SHOCKING)

(especially of a description) shocking because involving violence, sex, or immoral activity:

You can read all the lurid details of the affair in today's paper.
luridly
adverb uk /ˈlʊə.rɪd.li/ us /ˈlʊr.ɪd.li/
luridness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈlʊə.rɪd.nəs/ us /ˈlʊr.ɪd.nəs/

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

“lurid” in American English

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luridadjective

us /ˈlʊr·ɪd/

shocking because involving violence or sex:

She told me all the lurid details of her divorce.

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

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