Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dull”

See all translations

dull

adjective
 
 
/dʌl/
BORING B1 not interesting: a dull place a dull personTedious and uninspiring
NOT BRIGHT not bright: dull colours dull weatherDarkness and becoming darkPale and colourless and causing colour to fadeThe qualities of colour
SOUND A dull sound is not loud or clear: a dull thudSilence and quiet
PAIN [always before noun] A dull pain is not strong: a dull achePain and painful
dullness noun [U] dully adverb
(Definition of dull adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “dull”

Definitions of “dull” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More