funereal


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fu·ne·re·al

 (fyo͝o-nîr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a funeral.
2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful: funereal gloom.

[From Latin fūnereus, from fūnus, fūner-, funeral; see funeral.]

fu·ne′re·al·ly adv.

funereal

(fjuːˈnɪərɪəl)
adj
suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournful. Also: funebrial
[C18: from Latin fūnereus]
fuˈnereally adv

fu•ne•re•al

(fyuˈnɪər i əl)

adj.
1. of or suitable for a funeral: funereal black.
2. mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal atmosphere.
[1715–25; < Latin fūnere(us) of, belonging to a funeral]
fu•ne′re•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.funereal - suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones"
joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"

funereal

adjective gloomy, dark, sad, grave, depressing, dismal, lamenting, solemn, dreary, sombre, woeful, mournful, lugubrious, sepulchral, dirge-like, deathlike He addressed the group in funereal tones.
Translations
جَنائِزي
pohřební
begravelses-begravelsesagtig
gyászos
jarîarfarar-, útfarar-
gedulingaslaidotuvių
bēru-sērīgssēru-
cenaze törenine ait

funereal

[fjuːˈnɪərɪəl] ADJfúnebre, funéreo

funereal

adjtraurig, trübselig; funereal silenceGrabesstille f

funereal

[fjuːˈnɪərɪəl] adjfunereo/a, lugubre

funereal

(fjuˈniəriəl) adjective
mournful; suitable for a funeral. to speak in funereal tones.
References in classic literature ?
But it was of funereal black cloth, and although relieved at one extremity by a pair of high riding boots, in which his too short trousers were tucked, and at the other by a tall white hat, and cravat of aggressive yellow, the effect was depressing.
The Romish mass for the dead begins with Requiem eternam (eternal rest), whence Requiem denominating the mass itself, and any other funereal music.
It has an unspeakable, wild, Hindoo odor about it, such as may lurk in the vicinity of funereal pyres.
The slanting light of the setting sun quivers on the sea-like expanse of the river; the shivery canes, and the tall, dark cypress, hung with wreaths of dark, funereal moss, glow in the golden ray, as the heavily-laden steamboat marches onward.
When the audience recognized these familiar mementos of Pudd'nhead's old time childish "puttering" and folly, the tense and funereal interest vanished out of their faces, and the house burst into volleys of relieving and refreshing laughter, and Tom chirked up and joined in the fun himself; but Wilson was apparently not disturbed.
But there was no whispering in the house; only the funereal rustling of dresses as the women gathered to their seats disturbed the silence there.
It was a large, dark room, furnished in a funereal manner with black horsehair, and loaded with heavy dark tables.
But, in the funereal room, with that figure of the grave fallen back in the chair fixing its eyes upon her, Estella looked more bright and beautiful than before, and I was under stronger enchantment.
The pipes began to be puffed in a silence which had an air of severity; the more important customers, who drank spirits and sat nearest the fire, staring at each other as if a bet were depending on the first man who winked; while the beer-drinkers, chiefly men in fustian jackets and smock-frocks, kept their eyelids down and rubbed their hands across their mouths, as if their draughts of beer were a funereal duty attended with embarrassing sadness.
Two halberdiers, clad in black, guarded the drawbridge, and others, in the same sad livery, glided to and fro upon the walls with a funereal pace, resembling spectres more than soldiers.
I thought somebody was dead," said Agatha, "you all look so funereal.
Those who began by looking at him with a smile ended by turning away their heads, for the sight of him at once provoked the most funereal thoughts.