[ UK /sˈa‍ʊ‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈsaʊɝ, ˈsaʊɹ/ ]
  1. having a sharp biting taste
  2. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
  3. showing a brooding ill humor
    a sour temper
    a sullen crowd
    a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
    a dark scowl
    the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    a morose and unsociable manner
    he sat in moody silence
    a glum, hopeless shrug
  4. smelling of fermentation or staleness
  5. in an unpalatable state
    sour milk
  6. inaccurate in pitch
    her singing was off key
    a false (or sour) note
  1. a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  2. the property of being acidic
  3. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
  1. make sour or more sour
  2. go sour or spoil
    The wine worked
    The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
    The milk has soured
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How To Use sour In A Sentence

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