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adjective dull pronunciation in American English /dʌl/
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  1. 1
    boring, or not interesting

    a dull lecture

    Life in a small town can be very dull.

  2. 2
    not bright or shiny

    a dull color

    hair that looks dull and lifeless

    1. a.
      if the weather is dull, there are a lot of clouds and it is dark
  3. 4
    a dull pain is not very strong but continues for a long time

    I felt a dull ache in my stomach.

  4. 5
    a dull sound is low and not very clear

    There was a dull thud from the apartment above.

  5. 8
    if business or trade is dull, it is not busy

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