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Definition of "mull" []

  • To heat and spice (wine, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To go over extensively in the mind; ponder. (verb-transitive)
  • To ruminate; ponder: mull over a plan. (verb-intransitive)
  • A soft thin muslin used in dresses and for trimmings. (noun)

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 "mull" in a sentence
  • "Articles of wearing apparel were done upon a soft fine muslin called mull, breadths of which were embroidered for skirts, lengths of it were scalloped and embroidered for flounces, and hand-lengths of it were done for the short waists and sleeves of the pretty Colonial gowns worn by our delicate ancestresses."
  • "The Greeks and Romans were known to "mull" wine by adding spices to enhance its flavor and because it was thought to have health benefits."
  • "He seemed to kind of mull over the question in a way that before I thought he was pretty defensive."