Meaning of doldrums

dol•drums

Pronunciation: (dōl'drumz, dol'-, dôl'-), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.
    1. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
    2. the weather prevailing in this area.
  2. a dull, listless, depressed mood; low spirits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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