Dense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dens|  American pronunciation of the word dense
Brit.  |dÉ›ns|  British pronunciation of the word dense
- permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter (syn: heavy, impenetrable)
dense smoke
- hard to pass through because of dense growth (syn: thick)
dense vegetation
- having high relative density or specific gravity
dense as lead
- slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (syn: dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow)
so dense he never understands anything I say to him


They cut a path through the dense jungle.

That part of the city has a dense population of immigrants.

A dense mass of spectators filled the courtroom.

In the movie, she plays his kind but somewhat dense aunt.

Oxygen is quite a dense gas.

so dense he never understands anything I say to him

The swamp was surrounded by dense woodland.

...the house is perched atop a hill amid a stretch of dense woodland...

My car's headlights couldn't penetrate the dense fog.

the dense vegetation of the jungle

...a dense bosquet shields the trailhead from the bridle path...

...after days of trudging through dense forest, the explorers came upon a vast champaign...

...the trail corkscrews through dense woods to the top of the steep hill...

...a dense fog enshrouded the bridge spanning the harbor...

...the truth of the presidential assassination is enveloped in a dense fog of myths and conspiracy theories...

Word forms

comparative: denser
superlative: densest
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