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A.Word.A.Day--lowering

(LOU-uhr-ing) Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: Words to describe people

adjective: Sullen, frowning, gloomy.

[From Middle English louring, from louren (to frown, lurk).]

"Miss Deane, with a lowering frown of her blackened eye-brows, found occasion to reprimand the elderly parlour-maid."
John Davys Beresford; The Looking-Glass; 1922.

See more usage examples of lowering in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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