One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a manner that lacks interest or excitement.‘ideals of global peace have been dully intoned’‘the pieces sound dully repetitive’
2In a manner that lacks brightness or shine.‘the silver tiles gleamed dully in the firelight’‘dully glowing stars’‘the dully lit hallway’
- 2.1 With an unclear or muffled sound.‘the voice carried on the rain, echoing dully in the heavy air’‘my heartbeat thudded dully’
- 2.2 (with reference to pain) not acutely; indistinctly.‘my right hand ached dully’‘his head throbbed dully’
- 2.1 With an unclear or muffled sound.
3In a slow-witted or stupid manner.‘he stared dully around him’‘I had dully walked into a trap’
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