lugubrious


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lu·gu·bri·ous

 (lo͝o-go͞o′brē-əs, -gyo͞o′-)
adj.
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

[From Latin lūgubris, from lūgēre, to mourn.]

lu·gu′bri·ous·ly adv.
lu·gu′bri·ous·ness n.

lugubrious

(lʊˈɡuːbrɪəs)
adj
excessively mournful; doleful
[C17: from Latin lūgubris mournful, from lūgēre to grieve]
luˈgubriously adv
luˈgubriousness n

lu•gu•bri•ous

(lʊˈgu bri əs, -ˈgyu-)

adj.
mournful or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love.
[1595–1605; < Latin lūgubri(s) mournful]
lu•gu′bri•ous•ly, adv.
lu•gu′bri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lugubrious - excessively mournful
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

lugubrious

adjective gloomy, serious, sad, dismal, melancholy, dreary, sombre, woeful, mournful, morose, sorrowful, funereal, doleful, woebegone, dirgelike He plays it so slowly that it becomes lugubrious.

lugubrious

adjective
Full of or expressive of sorrow:
Translations
lugubris
lugubru

lugubrious

[luːˈguːbrɪəs] ADJlúgubre

lugubrious

[lˈguːbriəs] adjlugubre

lugubrious

adj person, songschwermütig; smile, tunewehmütig; face, expressionkummervoll

lugubrious

[lʊˈguːbrɪəs] adj (liter) → lugubre
References in classic literature ?
Our story must therefore await Miss Hepzibah at the threshold of her chamber; only presuming, meanwhile, to note some of the heavy sighs that labored from her bosom, with little restraint as to their lugubrious depth and volume of sound, inasmuch as they could be audible to nobody save a disembodied listener like ourself.
He is playing a bass part upon his cello, and so the excitement is nothing to him; no matter what happens in the treble, it is his task to saw out one long-drawn and lugubrious note after another, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nearly the same hour next morning, for his third of the total income of one dollar per hour.
In a knot-hole of the garret, that had opened, she had inserted the neck of an old bottle, in such a manner that when there was the least wind, most doleful and lugubrious wailing sounds proceeded from it, which, in a high wind, increased to a perfect shriek, such as to credulous and superstitious ears might easily seem to be that of horror and despair.
On the 12th of August, 1861, at the hour of the close of mass, a guide arrived out of breath at the mairie of Chamonix, and bearing on his shoulders a very lugubrious burden.
Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside -- within ten feet of them.
I hardly know whether I had slept or not after this musing; at any rate, I started wide awake on hearing a vague murmur, peculiar and lugubrious, which sounded, I thought, just above me.
There was only one student unladylike and musical enough to whistle; and Miss Wilson was ashamed to find herself growing nervous at the prospect of an encounter with Agatha, who entered whistling sweetly, but with a lugubrious countenance.
Jammes yelled these words in a tone of unspeakable terror; and her finger pointed, among the crowd of dandies, to a face so pallid, so lugubrious and so ugly, with two such deep black cavities under the straddling eyebrows, that the death's head in question immediately scored a huge success.
The dogs dashed on, but at the threshold suddenly stopped and snarled, and then, simultaneously lifting their noses, began to howl in most lugubrious fashion.
They were surrounded by men, women, and children, who sang a kind of lugubrious psalm, interrupted at regular intervals by the tambourines and cymbals; while behind them was drawn a car with large wheels, the spokes of which represented serpents entwined with each other.
My drunkenness is always sad, and when I am thoroughly drunk my mania is to relate all the lugubrious stories which my foolish nurse inculcated into my brain.
Truly they are," murmured the count in a lugubrious tone.