sepulchral


sepulchral

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or serving as a tomb.
  2. of or relating to burial.
  3. proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
  4. hollow and deep: sepulchral tones.

adjective

  1. suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
  2. of or relating to a sepulchre

adj.1610s, “pertaining to a burial or place of burial,” from Latin sepulcralis “of a tomb, sepulchral,” from sepulcrum (see sepulcher) + -al (1). Transferred sense of “gloomy” is from 1711. Related: Sepulchrally.

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