lowering

adjective

low·​er·​ing ˈlau̇-(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lowering (audio) ˈlō- How to pronounce lowering (audio)
: dark and threatening : gloomy
rain pouring down from a lowering sky

Examples of lowering in a Sentence

the lowering sky made us think twice about going to the park we chose our next words carefully, mindful of the lowering expression on his face

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lowering was in the 15th century

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“Lowering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowering. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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lowering

adjective
low·​er·​ing
variants also louring
ˈlau̇-(ə-)riŋ
1
: looking angry or threatening
2
: overcast entry 2, gloomy
a lowering sky

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