drear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of dreary.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

drear (comparative more drear, superlative most drear)

  1. (poetic) Dreary.

Noun[edit]

drear (plural drears)

  1. (obsolete) Gloom; sadness.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.2:
      She thankt him deare / Both for that newes he did to her impart, / And for the courteous care which he did beare / Both to her love and to her selfe in that sad dreare.

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