Examples of dour in a Sentence
She had a dour expression on her face.
the dour mood of the crowd
Recent Examples of dour from the Web
The two home runs sparked what had been a dour start to the season for Machado.
At first, Kurtis Sharp walked up to the lectern with a dour face and a gold Hawkeye tiger hawk symbol on the chest of his black T-shirt.
Still, even some supporters criticize Mr. Cryan’s strategy flip-flopping and often dour demeanor.
His more dour brother, Louis, arrives to hasten plans to pack up and head out of the city to escape the spreading epidemic.
And then there’s Alex Godman (James Norton), the show’s hero, who proceeds to break bad with a dour detachment that’s less Michael Corleone and more Eeyore.
On one of the dustless shelves, there was a black-and-white photograph of Granddad in his youth, dressed in a crisp Army uniform and wearing a dour expression.
To be sure, all Republicans aren't so dour in their outlook.
The National rewards these dour proclamations with the band's most textured, elaborate arrangements to date, reveling in a new emphasis on percussive loops and downcast synths.
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DOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dour for English Language Learners
: serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy
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