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drear

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adjective \ˈdrir\

Definition of drear

  1. :  dreary

drear

noun


Examples of drear in a sentence

  1. <it was a drear morning in January when I went to take my driving test>

  2. <a barren and drear existence in a remote village>



1629

First Known Use of drear

1629


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