What does the word dreary mean?

Usage examples for dreary

  1. This ended off when the day closed with a dreary, low complaint, as if they had begged long enough and gave up. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. She was astonished at the dreary sight. – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  3. The winter twilight drew in, gray and dreary, with a threat of snow. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley