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Definition of "drear" [drear]

  • Dreary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drear" in a sentence
  • "With all this she was happier than she knew, and after Shelley's death she exclaims, with tragic conviction, "Alas! having lived day by day with one of the wisest, best, and most affectionate of spirits, how void, bare, and drear is the scene of life!""
  • "Nothing lifts London like emerging from the drear winter clampdown into the freshness of early spring."
  • "Places on the eastern slope of the dramatically rising high Mexican Central Plain are subject to climate modifications brought on by the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico so in places such as Xalapa look for much cloudy coastal drizzle and drear."