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Definition of sour

"sour" in the noun sense

1. sour

a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar

2. sour, sourness, tartness

the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

3. sourness, sour, acidity

the property of being acidic

"sour" in the verb sense

1. sour, turn, ferment, work

go sour or spoil

"The milk has soured"

"The wine worked"

"The cream has turned

2. sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify

make sour or more sour

"sour" in the adjective sense

1. sour, rancid

smelling of fermentation or staleness

2. sour

having a sharp biting taste

3. sour

one of the four basic taste sensations like the taste of vinegar or lemons

4. off, sour, turned

in an unpalatable state

"sour milk"

5. false, off-key, sour

inaccurate in pitch

"a false (or sour) note"

"her singing was off key"

6. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen

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"

"a sullen crowd"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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Quotations for sour

Sweet wine yields sour vinegar. [ German Proverb ]

He mends like sour ale in summer. [ Proverb ]

Sweet meats must have sour sauce. [ Proverb ]

Sour grapes can never make sweet wine. [ Proverb ]

Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour. [ William Shakespeare ]

Jests, like sweetmeats, have often sour sauce. [ Proverb ]

He deserves not sweet that will not taste of sour. [ Proverb ]

He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one;
Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading;
Lofty and sour to them that loved him not;
But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. [ William Shakespeare, Henry VIII ]

The last taste of things gives them the name of sweet or sour. [ Proverb ]

When the fox could not reach the grapes, he cried they are sour. [ Proverb ]

Oh, give me thy hand, one writ with me in sour misfortune's book- [ William Shakespeare ]

How sour sweet music is, when time is broke, and no proportion kept! [ William Shakespeare ]

Let me embrace these sour adversities, for wise men say it is the wisest course. [ Shakespeare ]

Sweet tastes have sour closes; and he repents on thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. [ Quarles ]

Such a man, truly wise, creams off nature, leaving the sour and the dregs for philosophy and reason to lap up. [ Swift ]

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sour in Scrabble®

The word sour is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 4

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sour in Words With Friends™

The word sour is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 5

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Word Growth involving sour

Shorter words in sour

our
so

Longer words containing sour

sourball sourballs
sourbellies
sourbelly
sourberries
sourberry
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