Definitions For Dull


  • Make less lively or vigorous
  • Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
  • Become less interesting or attractive
  • Make dull in appearance
  • Make dull or blunt
  • Make numb or insensitive
  • Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping


  • (of business) not active or brisk
  • (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted
  • Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  • Darkened with overcast
  • So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  • Being or made softer or less loud or clear
  • Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
  • Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility


  • Emitting or reflecting very little light
  • Not having a sharp edge or point
  • Not keenly felt
  • Lacking in liveliness or animation


  • To become or cause (something) to become less clear, distinct, bright, or shiny
  • To make (something, such as a feeling) less sharp, strong, or severe
  • To become or cause (something, such as a knife or blade) to become less sharp

Is Dull a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Dull is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Dull in a Sentence

  • The dull roar of the crowd
  • The dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it
  • Fog dulled the morning sunlight.
  • Special earplugs dulled the sound of the chain saw.
  • His hair dulled as he aged.

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