Definition of louring in English:


(also lowering)


  • (of the sky) dark and threatening.

    ‘a day of louring cloud’
    • ‘The late watercolour of Stonehenge, with a louring sky relieved by a double rainbow, is one of his most dramatic illustrations of this idea.’
    • ‘A breeze touched the white stone like a blind man finding his way and the lowering sky began to shift.’
    • ‘At William Henry Harrison's March inauguration in 1841, he stepped to the podium without hat or overcoat, under a louring sky, his trouserlegs flapping in the bitter wind, and delivered the longest address on record.’