How to Pronounce dour?

Correct pronunciation for the word "dour" is [dˈa͡ʊ͡ə], [dˈa‍ʊ‍ə], [d_ˈaʊə].

"Dour" in context

Dour (adjective) is defined as solemn, gloomy, or humorless. It mainly refers to a person's attitude or behavior that is restrained, serious, and unprepossessing. It implies that the person is cheerless and not interested in engaging in social activities. It could also refer to an environment that appears unusually and persistently joyless, formal and uninviting. Dour can also be used in a broader context to refer to a tendency for solemnity in style or tone, as seen in movies, musical compositions, and paintings.


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