Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which makes dull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, dulls.

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  • adjective comparative form of dull: more dull
  • noun One who, or that which, dulls.

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Examples

  • It was competent and workmanlike but its shopping list of initiatives recalled his duller budgets.

    Brown fails to inspire

  • It was competent and workmanlike but its shopping list of initiatives recalled his duller budgets.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Then there's a kind of duller brilliant writing that you get in Battlestar, where the overarching idea, the plot, the sheer weight and momentum of the story is the thing that excites me.

    The fun of Psych

  • It's entirely understandable and even maybe adaptive if Far Right Wingers (a la The Bell Curve) adopt arrogant airs (arrogance seems to be a typical dominance display) if their daily routine demands dealing with "duller" sorts.

    What are we, without fear of death?

  • As an appreciator of Regency literature, I must differ with a recent press release's claim that author Seth Grahame-Smith's additions have "spruced up the 'duller' moments in the book."

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • As an appreciator of Regency literature, I must differ with a recent press release's claim that author Seth Grahame-Smith's additions have "spruced up the 'duller' moments in the book."

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • As an appreciator of Regency literature, I must differ with a recent press release's claim that author Seth Grahame-Smith's additions have "spruced up the 'duller' moments in the book."

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • As an appreciator of Regency literature, I must differ with a recent press release's claim that author Seth Grahame-Smith's additions have "spruced up the 'duller' moments in the book."

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • In 1799, the English surgeon, Charles White, wrote An Account of the Regular Gradation of Man, in which he linked the thick skin of Negroes to a "duller" sense of touch. "[p. 19] Others extrapolated from this dull sense of touch to claim that blacks lacked an" aesthetic capacity "[p. 19] and, thus, were savages requiring brutal treatment.

    The South Continues to "Make" Race: Will the Supreme Court Follow?

  • I trust the analogy is obvious, even to the duller sort.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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  • 6.3 What is a duller?—A form of equalizer used to reduce the high-frequency response of an electrical circuit. It is so named because the high-frequency response appears to be dull and lacking in presence.”

    Audio Cyclopedia by Howard M. Tremaine, Howard W. Sams & Co., 1969, pg. 263

    February 4, 2010