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LOUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lour mean? 

LOUR (verb)
  The verb LOUR has 3 senses:

1. set lower
2. make lower or quieter
3. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

  Familiarity information: LOUR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOUR (verb)


Sense 1lour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set lower

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

lour; lower

Context examples:

lower a rating / lower expectations

Hypernyms (to "lour" is one way to...):

devalue (lower the value or quality of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lour"):

derate (lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus)

subdue; subordinate (make subordinate, dependent, or subservient)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2lour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make lower or quieter

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

lour; lower; turn down

Context example:

turn down the volume of a radio

Hypernyms (to "lour" is one way to...):

decrease; lessen; minify (make smaller)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3lour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

frown; glower; lour; lower

Hypernyms (to "lour" is one way to...):

grimace; make a face; pull a face (contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lour"):

scowl (frown with displeasure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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