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  • IPA: /laʊɚ/

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Middle English louren.

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Infinitive
to Lour

Third person singular
Lours

Simple past
Loured

Past participle
Loured

Present participle
Louring

to Lour (third-person singular simple present Lours, present participle Louring, simple past and past participle Loured)
  1. (intransitive) To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
    All the clouds that lowered upon our house. — Shakespeare
    • 1922, A. E. Housman, Last Poems, IX, lines 21-22
      If here to-day the cloud of thunder lours
      To-morrow it will hie on far behests;
  2. (intransitive) To frown; to look sullen.
    But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face. — Dryden

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