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Pronounce Sour as S OW UW R.

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Phonetic transcription for sour

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of sour: | soʊur |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of sour: | sɒʊr |

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Meanings for sour

bitter or resentful


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

sour, sourness, tartness(noun)

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

sourness, sour, acidity(adj)

the property of being acidic

sour, rancid(adj)

smelling of fermentation or staleness


having a sharp biting taste


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

off, sour, turned(adj)

in an unpalatable state

"sour milk"

false, off-key, sour(adj)

inaccurate in pitch

"a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"

dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(verb)

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"

sour, turn, ferment, work(verb)

go sour or spoil

"The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify(verb)

make sour or more sour

to cause to change from friendly or loving to unfriendly or uncaring

a misunderstanding that soured their relationship for a long time

causing or characterized by the one of the four basic taste sensations that is produced chiefly by acids

the sour candy made our mouths all wrinkly inside

not giving pleasure to the mind or senses

you'll have to face up to the sour truth of the matter

falling short of a standard

things started off well, but now it's all gone sour

Example Sentences of sour

I liked the sour cherry strudel and the nut filled strudel.

The lemon is a sour fruit.

He glanced at the noisy child with a sour expression.

Synonyms for sour

tartness sourness acidity acrimony moroseness sulkiness bitterness sullenness jaundice acerbity thorniness acidulousness off key sullen rancid off glowering morose dour dark false moody turned saturnine glum cancelled fake mistaken imitation delusive fictive simulated put on assumed faux fictitious sham pretended untrue pertinacious heavy forbidding dogged non white temperamental threatening coloured disconsolate dark skinned black gloomy drear benighted blue obscure sinister grim tenacious unyielding sorry drab dingy dreary dismal persistent lowering knead bend operate wrick process work deform shape change state figure out move around twist work out release run wreak function rick call on acidify lick forge solve flex act wrench become form plow acetify mould exploit go grow sprain play do work make for mold bring change by reversal puzzle out put to work turn over reverse crop exercise ferment cultivate work on act upon turn influence acidulate plough make acerb acetous acid acidulated acidulous acrid acrimonious biting bitter caustic cutting harsh irate pungent savage sharp stinging tart vinegarish virulent coagulated crabbed austere crusty churlish peevish pricked cross surly testy touchy cantankerous fretful petulant pettish snappish waspish snarling cynical froward uncivil rude rough ill tempered ill natured make acid turn sour imbitter make cross become acid vinegar crema sulphurous corrosive tyre alien alienate disaffect disgruntle estrange acidic sourish tartish vinegary bad disagreeable displeasing distasteful icky nasty rotten uncongenial unlovely unpalatable unpleasant unpleasing unsavory unwelcome wicked yucky yukky bastard bush bush league crummy crumby deficient dissatisfactory ill inferior lame lousy paltry poor punk suboptimal subpar substandard unacceptable unsatisfactory wack wanting wretched wrong

Sour in different languages

  • حامضArabic
  • turşAzerbaijani
  • кіслыByelorussian
  • ки́сел Bulgarian
  • àcid agre Catalan
  • zahořklý kyselý zkyslý zkysaný mrzutý Czech
  • кꙑсѣлъserbian
  • egr sur Welch
  • sur Danish
  • versäuern säure sauer angesäuert gesäuert sauer vergären säuern whiskey sauer sauer vergoren ranzig German
  • ξινός ξινισμένος όξινος Greek
  • acida Esperanto
  • agrio ácido Spanish
  • hapu Estonian
  • ترش Persian
  • kirpeä nyreä hapan hapantunut särkyä rikkoa mennä pilalle pilata hapantaa särkeä härski hapantua hapannuttaa härskiintynyt nyrpeä pilaantua tehdä taantua Finnish
  • aigre sur French
  • géar Irish
  • goirt, gruamachScots Gaelic
  • ácido, acedoGalician
  • חמוץHebrew
  • खट्टा Hindi
  • savanyú Hungarian
  • թթու Armenian
  • asam diasami Indonesian
  • súr Icelandic
  • agro Italian
  • 酸っぱい, すっぱいJapanese
  • მჟავე Georgian
  • 시어진, 비뚤어지다, 시다, 신Korean
  • تورش Kurdish
  • rūgštus Lithuanian
  • skābs skābēts skābt Latvian
  • ī, ngākau kawaMaori
  • кисел ски́снат ки́сел ки́селост Macedonian
  • masam Malay
  • ချဉ်Burmese
  • zuur Dutch
  • sur Norwegian
  • zjełczały kwaśny Polish
  • azedo Portuguese
  • acru Romanian
  • ки́слый Russian
  • kȉseo, ки̏сеоSerbo
  • kyslý Slovak
  • kiselSlovenian
  • thartë Albanian
  • sur Swedish
  • పులుపుTegulu
  • maasimTagalog
  • ekşi bayat acımış asık suratlı asitli Turkish
  • ки́слийUkrainian
  • ھٹاUrdu
  • seurWalloon

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