toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

lurid
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • Here and there, some early lamps were seen to twinkle in the distant city; and in the eastern quarter of the sky the lurid light still hovered.
    Chapters 46-48 (25% in)
  • It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.
    Chapters 46-48 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "lurid" in David Copperfield.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®