Drab - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dræb|  American pronunciation of the word drab
Brit.  |dræb|  British pronunciation of the word drab


- a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown


- lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise(syn: dreary)
- lacking brightness or color; dull(syn: sober, somber, sombre)
- of a light brownish green color (syn: olive-drab)
- causing dejection (syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry)


He lives a drab life.

...the new city hall promises to be another drab pile of masonry for the town...

The lives of the people are sometimes dull and drab.

life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas

Her husband has often been described as a drab dresser.

The red stems of this bush provide a contrast to the drab brown of the winter garden.

During World War I, she dressed as a doughboy in olive drab.

flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

Word forms

comparative: drabber
superlative: drabbest
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