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    sour

    sour - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sour

    Definition
    (noun) a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar Definition
    (noun) the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    Synonyms : sourness , tartness
    Definition
    (noun) the property of being acidic
    Synonyms : acidity , sourness
    Definition
    (verb) go sour or spoil
    Synonyms : ferment , turn , work
    Example Sentence
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
    Definition
    (verb) make sour or more sour
    Synonyms : acetify , acidify , acidulate
    Definition
    (adj) smelling of fermentation or staleness
    Synonyms : rancid
    Definition
    (adj) having a sharp biting taste Definition
    (adj) one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons Definition
    (adj) in an unpalatable state
    Synonyms : off , turned
    Example Sentence
    • sour milk
    Definition
    (adj) inaccurate in pitch
    Synonyms : false , off-key
    Example Sentence
    • a false (or sour) note
    • her singing was off key
    Definition
    (adj) showing a brooding ill humor
    Synonyms : dark , dour , glowering , glum , moody , morose , saturnine , sullen
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
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