sepulchral

[ suh-puhl-kruhl ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Early 17th century; Latin

from French sépulchral or Latin sepulchralis, from sepulcrum

Synonyms

    1.
  • bleak
  • cheerless
  • dark
  • deathly
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • hollow
  • morbid
  • somber
    2.
  • grave
  • tomb
  • burial
  • coffin
  • monument
  • pit
  • vault

Antonyms

    1.
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • colorful
  • glad
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • light
  • pleasant
    2.
  • n/a

Definition

1. gloomy; dismal
2. relating to a tomb or burial

Examples

1. A) At the memorial, he spoke with a sepulchral tone. B) We couldn't help but notice her sepulchral mood and we wondered what could be wrong.
2. A) It may sound strange, but we love to explore sepulchral monuments when traveling abroad. B) The sepulchral areas were marked with crosses.

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