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Meaning & Definition of Sour in English

English

Sour

/saʊər/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • sour

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

    synonym:
  • sour
  • ,
  • sourness
  • ,
  • tartness

3. The property of being acidic

    synonym:
  • sourness
  • ,
  • sour
  • ,
  • acidity

verb

1. Go sour or spoil

  • "The milk has soured"
  • "The wine worked"
  • "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
    synonym:
  • sour
  • ,
  • turn
  • ,
  • ferment
  • ,
  • work

2. Make sour or more sour

    synonym:
  • sour
  • ,
  • acidify
  • ,
  • acidulate
  • ,
  • acetify

adjective

1. Smelling of fermentation or staleness

    synonym:
  • sour
  • ,
  • rancid

2. Having a sharp biting taste

    synonym:
  • sour

3. One of the four basic taste sensations

  • Like the taste of vinegar or lemons
    synonym:
  • sour

4. In an unpalatable state

  • "Sour milk"
    synonym:
  • off
  • ,
  • sour
  • ,
  • turned

5. Inaccurate in pitch

  • "A false (or sour) note"
  • "Her singing was off key"
    synonym:
  • false
  • ,
  • off-key
  • ,
  • sour

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"
  • "A sullen crowd"
    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • dour
  • ,
  • glowering
  • ,
  • glum
  • ,
  • moody
  • ,
  • morose
  • ,
  • saturnine
  • ,
  • sour
  • ,
  • sullen

Examples of using

This orange is too sour.
The lemon is sour.
The grapes are sour.