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What is "Dull" - Definition & Explanation

Refers to fabric with little or no luster on the surface.
a) Descriptive of textile materials the normal lustre (q.v.) of which has been reduced by physical or chemical means.

b) The colour quality, an increase in which may be compared with the effect of the addition of a small quantity of neutral grey dye to the dyestuff, and such that a colour match cannot be made by adjusting the strength.

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