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  Definition of sour
  1. the property of being acidic
  2. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
  3. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  4. make sour or more sour
  5. smelling of fermentation or staleness
  6. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper
  7. inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
  8. having a sharp biting taste
  9. in an unpalatable state; "sour milk"
  10. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
Similar Words: sourness, acidity, tartness, turn, ferment, work, acidify, acidulate, acetify, rancid, dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen, false, off-key, off, turned

 

See Also: dry, soured, tasteful

 

Hyponyms: acerbity, tartness, vinegariness, vinegarishness, acidity, acidulousness, whiskey sour, whisky sour

 

Grouped Verbs: ferment, work

 

Derivational Morphology: acidify, acidulate, acetify, zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment, souring, vinegar, acetum, acid, sourness, acidity, tartness

 

Anagrams: Rous

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: thartë   Catalan: ácid  
Chinese:   Croatian: kiseo  
Danish: sur   Dutch: zuur  
Esperanto: acida   Estonian: hapu  
Finnish: hapan   French: aigre  
German: sauer   Hungarian: savanyú  
Icelandic: súr   Italian: agro  
Japanese: 酸っぱい   Korean: 시다  
Lithuanian: rūgštus   Malay: masam  
Norwegian: sur   Polish: kwaśny  
Portuguese: azedo   Romanian: acru  
Russian: кислый   Serbian: kiselo  
Slovene: kisel   Spanish: agrio  
Swedish: sur  
 
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