dulls·​ville | \ ˈdəlz-ˌvil How to pronounce dullsville (audio) \

Definition of dullsville

: something or some place that is dull or boring the movie was dullsville

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for dullsville


Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of dullsville in a Sentence

that book is totally dullsville—you'll be asleep by page three
Recent Examples on the Web Speaking of winds, attempting to surf off Galveston in the summertime is dullsville. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Wave-riding Kendrick student has surfed his way to state championship status," 16 Mar. 2020 Next, if things remain dullsville, Anton Blidh could draw into the lineup. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Where are the Big Bad Bruins when we need them?," 16 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dullsville.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dullsville

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dullsville

Time Traveler for dullsville

Time Traveler

The first known use of dullsville was circa 1960

See more words from the same year

Statistics for dullsville

Cite this Entry

“Dullsville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dullsville. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on dullsville

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for dullsville

Comments on dullsville

What made you want to look up dullsville? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!