how to pronounce sour


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The above transcription of sour is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sour is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sour in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this crisis could sour the UK China …”

meanings of sour


  1. Off-pitch, out of tune.
  2. Tasting or smelling rancid.
  3. Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
  4. Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
  5. Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
  6. Unfortunate or unfavorable.
  7. Containing excess sulfur.
  8. Peevish or bad-tempered.


  1. To process (fabric) after bleaching, using hydrochloric acid or sulphuric acid to wash out the lime.
  2. To make sour.
  3. To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
  4. To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
  5. To become sour.
  6. To spoil or mar; to make disenchanted.
  7. To become disenchanted.


  1. The acidic solution used in souring fabric.
  2. A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
  3. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
  4. The sensation of a sour taste.
  5. Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.

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