What is dull?

  • (adj): Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft.
    Example: "The dull thud"
    Synonyms: thudding
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dull:

Lusters - Common Terms - Dull Lustre
... Dull (or earthy) minerals exhibit little to no lustre, due to coarse granulations which scatter light in all directions, approximating a Lambertian reflector ... A distinction is sometimes drawn between dull minerals and earthy minerals, with the latter being coarser, and having even less lustre ...
Little Wolf - Escape From Fort Robinson
... Following the defeat of Morning Star (Dull Knife) by Col ... Around 1878, he and Dull Knife led almost 300 Cheyenne from their reservation near Fort Reno, Oklahoma, through Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakota Territory into the Montana ... two groups split up after reaching Nebraska, and while Dull Knife's party was eventually forced to surrender near Fort Robinson, Little Wolf's group made their way to Montana where there were finally allowed to ...
Black-winged Parrot
... It is largely green with large black patches on wings, dull yellow around eyes, blue-grey beak, and distinct patches over the ears ... Head mostly dull turquoise to slate blue, ear coverts dark or black ... Head mostly green with bluish neck band, ear coverts dull red ...
John Dull
... John Dull is a New Jersey folk music artist and folk music promoter ... John Dull is at the forefront of a growing trend of artist that stage intimate home showcases for themselves and other artist ... John's music promotion company JHM Dull Productions has worked with various artist including Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Richie Havens, Uncle Floyd ...
Dull, Perth And Kinross
56.618498°N 3.947334°W / 56.618498 -3.947334 Dull Scottish Gaelic Dul Dull OS grid reference NN806491 Council area Perth and Kinross Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town ABERFELDY ... in the Highland part of the county, Dull consists of a single street of houses on the north side of the valley of the River Tay ... thus deciding his burial-place and the founding of Dull ...

More definitions of "dull":

  • (verb): Make less lively or vigorous.
    Example: "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
  • (adj): Darkened with overcast.
    Example: "A dull sky"
    Synonyms: gray, grey, leaden
  • (verb): Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness.
    Example: "The varnished table top dulled with time"
  • (adj): Lacking in liveliness or animation.
    Example: "He was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
  • (adj): (of business) not active or brisk.
    Example: "Business is dull (or slow)"
    Synonyms: slow, sluggish
  • (verb): Become less interesting or attractive.
    Synonyms: pall
  • (adj): Being or made softer or less loud or clear.
    Example: "The dull boom of distant breaking waves"
    Synonyms: muffled, muted, softened
  • (adj): Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
    Example: "Although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    Synonyms: dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, slow
  • (adj): (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted.
    Example: "Dull greens and blues"
  • (adj): Not having a sharp edge or point.
    Example: "The knife was too dull to be of any use"
  • (adj): Emitting or reflecting very little light.
    Example: "A dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
  • (verb): Make dull or blunt.
    Synonyms: blunt
  • (verb): Make dull in appearance.
    Example: "Age had dulled the surface"
  • (adj): Not keenly felt.
    Example: "A dull throbbing"; "dull pain"
  • (adj): Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.
    Example: "A dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather

Famous quotes containing the word dull:

    It has taken me nearly twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public; and I am not sure that I am not still regarded as a suspicious character in some quarters.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    To thee, fair Freedom! I retire
    From flattery, cards, and dice, and din:
    Nor art thou found in mansions higher
    Than the low cot, or humble inn.

    ‘Tis here with boundless pow’r I reign;
    And ev’ry health which I begin
    Converts dull port to bright champagne;
    Such Freedom crowns it, at an inn.
    William Shenstone (1714–1763)

    An oblong puddle inset in the coarse asphalt; like a fancy footprint filled to the brim with quicksilver; like a spatulate hole through which you can see the nether sky. Surrounded, I note, by a diffuse tentacled black dampness where some dull dun dead leaves have stuck. Drowned, I should say, before the puddle had shrunk to its present size.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)