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 ?
Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside -- within ten feet of them.
Robby's face is so lugubrious that it is no wonder I have bad dreams.
Billy sang a lugubrious song of many stanzas about a cowboy, the refrain of which was, "Bury me out on the lone pr-rairie.
After ascending and descending several steps in the corridors, which were so dark that they were lighted by lamps at mid-day, La Esmeralda, still surrounded by her lugubrious escort, was thrust by the police into a gloomy chamber.
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.
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.
Cecil and Lucy turned up at four o'clock, and these, with little Minnie Beebe, made a somewhat lugubrious sextette upon the upper lawn for tea.
Dealing with the beginnings of imagination in the minds of children, they record, with the reality which a very delicate touch preserves from anything lugubrious, not those merely preventible miseries of childhood over which some writers have been apt to gloat, but the contact of childhood with the great and inevitable sorrows of life, into which children can enter with depth, with dignity, and sometimes with a kind of simple, pathetic greatness, to the discipline of the heart.
how short-sighted you all are to be discussing education and plans for the future, when this unhappy child is so plainly marked for the tomb," sighed Aunt Myra, with a lugubrious sniff and a solemn wag of the funereal bonnet, which she refused to remove, being afflicted with a chronic catarrh.
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.
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.
But the clerks were not the dupes of this deceit, and their lugubrious looks settled down into resigned countenances.