Definition of sulfurous
Is it sulfur or sulphur?
The spelling sulfur predominates in U.S. technical usage, while both sulfur and sulphur are common in general usage. British usage tends to favor sulphur for all applications. The same pattern is seen in most of the words derived from sulfur.
Recent Examples of sulfurous from the Web
And the president’s approval of a $1.4 billion weapons sale to Taiwan provoked a sulfurous reaction from the Chinese government.
The compact spa (a sulfurous and geothermally heated hot tub, steam room and sauna) and gym cost 15 euros (about $17) a person for the entire stay.
A documentary tipped off an international team to the location of several giant shipworms in a dank, sulfurous lagoon off the Philippines.
While its older campus at 1 Hacker Way (seriously) resembles Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A., the new building is more subdued, to the extent that a 430,000-square-foot office beside a wasteland of sulfurous former salt ponds can be.
Night after night, starting at 4:48 P.M. and repeating hourly, the Chief delivered his sulfurous on-air denunciations.
In Janáček’s sulfurous song cycle, a Gypsy girl beguiles an impressionable village boy—a setup that is irresistible to directors who like to stage its twenty-two sections as a mini-drama.
In public supplies, the EPA recommends keeping it to 250 parts per million to minimize the sulfurous smell and taste.
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First Known Use of sulfurous
SULFUROUS Defined for English Language Learners
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Definition of sulfurous for Students
: containing or suggesting sulfur a sulfurous odor
sulphurous\ˈsəl-f(y)ə-rəs, also especially for 1 ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇r-əs\play play
Medical Definition of sulfurous
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