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sepulchral (adj.)

1610s, "of or pertaining to a burial, burial customs, or a place of burial," from Latin sepulcralis "of a tomb, sepulchral," from sepulcrum (see sepulchre) + -al (1). Transferred sense of "gloomy, suggestive of a graveyard or tomb" is from 1711. Related: Sepulchrally.

updated on May 15, 2022

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Definitions of sepulchral from WordNet

sepulchral (adj.)
of or relating to a sepulchre;
sepulchral inscriptions
sepulchral monuments in churches
sepulchral (adj.)
gruesomely indicative of death or the dead;
the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs
Synonyms: charnel / ghastly
sepulchral (adj.)
suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial;
hollow sepulchral tones
Synonyms: funereal
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