[ US /ˈdəɫd/ ]
[ UK /dˈʌld/ ]
  1. deprived of color
    colors dulled by too much sun
    greyed with the dust of the road
  2. having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
    the mind of the audience is becoming dulled
    the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond
  3. made dull or blunt
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How To Use dulled In A Sentence

  • The blue glow dulled to blue-black, pulsing like a bruise, an open sore on the solar system.
  • A pained expression dulled his features, and he shook his head. One Summer Evening
  • The final observance of the day is to carve the names of every woman who broke my heart into my arms and stomach, my senses dulled by the whiskey nog.
  • He also refused to take painkillers while working because he said they dulled his performance and he must have been in agony. The Sun
  • At the end of the season their leaves are frequently dulled and disfigured by powdery mildew.
  • John is old and waiting to die but the prospect of death hasn't dulled his appetite for invective or his irreverence for the great and the good.
  • His elusive palette of muddy plums, acidic yellows and sunrise oranges appears to have been influenced by his countryman Per Kirkeby, with whom he shares a wintry, dulled light.
  • When the house lights dulled and the concert was approximately to begin, the mother returned to her seat and unconcealed namely the child was lacking.
  • Their granaries were overflowing with plenitude; yet they wanted to keep the sharp famine-edge of their love undulled. WHEN GOD LAUGHS
  • On surveying the organizational ranks, they see only low morale, divisiveness, cynicism, and dulled thinking.
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