(noun, adjective, verb, interjection, contraction)


1. of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color

- the dun and dreary prairie

Similar word(s): chromatic


1. Eye dialect spelling of don't.


1. (humorous) Imitating suspenseful music.


1. horse of a dull brownish grey color

Definition categories: animal, mount

2. a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color

- she wore dun

Similar word(s): fawn

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with dun as a noun:

- dun colour:

- He sent his debtor a dun.


1. treat cruelly

Similar word(s): bedevil, crucify, frustrate, rag, torment

Definition categories: emotion, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

2. persistently ask for overdue payment

- The grocer dunned his customers every day by telephone

Definition categories: communication, demand

3. cure by salting

- dun codfish

Definition categories: change, cure

4. make a dun color

Definition categories: change, darken

Sentences with dun as a verb:

- He dun it before and he dun it again.

- Now, ya dun it!