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Meaning of LURID

Pronunciation:  'lûrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"
  2. [adj]  ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"
  3. [adj]  glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
  4. [adj]  horrible in fierceness or savagery; "lurid crimes"; "a lurid life"

LURID is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bright, colorless, colourless, sensational, shocking, violent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"rid\, a. [L. luridus.]
1. Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.

         Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.

         Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke On the misty river
         tide.                                 --Tennyson.

2. (Bot.) Having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame
   seen through smoke.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and

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