[ louuh r, lou-er ]
/ laʊər, ˈlaʊ ər /

verb (used without object), noun

Nearby words

  1. loup river,
  2. loup-garou,
  3. loupcervier,
  4. loupe,
  5. louping ill,
  6. lourdes,
  7. lourenço marques,
  8. lourie,
  9. louring,
  10. loury

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Examples from the Web for lour

  • The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour; but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.

    Frankenstein|Mary Shelley
  • She particularly wanted to go out with her brother for half an lour, and she did not wish to leave the house empty.

    Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
  • Footnote 99: "Par long temps a lour grantz custages et despenses."

  • As for the lour in my pocket, I am a forsworn man if I deliver it not to-morrow.

    Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for lour



/ (laʊə) /


a variant spelling of lower 2
Derived Formslouring or lowering, adjectivelouringly or loweringly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for lour



"to frown," late 13c. variant of lower (v.2). Related: Loured; louring.

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