sepulchral


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se·pul·chral

 (sə-pŭl′krəl, -po͝ol′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a burial vault or a receptacle for sacred relics.
2. Suggestive of the grave; funereal.

se·pul′chral·ly adv.

sepulchral

(sɪˈpʌlkrəl)
adj
1. suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
2. of or relating to a sepulchre
seˈpulchrally adv

se•pul•chral

(səˈpʌl krəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to tombs or to burial.
2. dismal.
3. hollow and deep.
se•pul′chral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sepulchral - of or relating to a sepulchre; "sepulchral inscriptions"; "sepulchral monuments in churches"
2.sepulchral - gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones"; "ghastly shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
3.sepulchral - 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"

sepulchral

adjective gloomy, sad, sombre, grave, dismal, melancholy, morbid, woeful, mournful, lugubrious, funereal, cheerless, Stygian He made his way along the sepulchral corridors.
Translations
كَئيب، مُخيف، عَميقمُتَعَلِّق بالقَبْر او الدَّفْن
hrobovýnáhrobní
begravelses-dystergrav-
sír-síri
drungalegurgrafar-, grafhÿsis-
náhrobný
kasvetlimatemlimezara ait

sepulchral

[sɪˈpʌlkrəl] ADJsepulcral (also fig)

sepulchral

adj (liter)sepulkral (liter); (fig)düster; sepulchral voice/silenceGrabesstimme f/-stille f; in a sepulchral tonemit Grabesstimme

sepulchral

[sɪˈpʌlkrl] adj (liter) (tone, gloom) → sepolcrale

sepulchre

(American) sepulcher (ˈsepəlkə) noun
a tomb.
seˈpulchral (-ˈpal-) adjective
1. of tombs or burials.
2. gloomy or dismal. a deep, sepulchral voice.
References in classic literature ?
I am the Rash Act," was the sepulchral reply; "you may commit me.
Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
turned over on his back with a sepulchral cry of 'Cuckoo
The drawbridge was down, the great gate stood wide, I entered without challenge, my own heels making the only sound I heard -- and it was sepulchral enough, in those huge vacant courts.
X had ordered the dinner, and when the wine came on, he picked up a bottle, glanced at the label, and then turned to the grave, the melancholy, the sepulchral head waiter and said it was not the sort of wine he had asked for.
Whatever may happen, Valentine, do not be alarmed; though you suffer; though you lose sight, hearing, consciousness, fear nothing; though you should awake and be ignorant where you are, still do not fear; even though you should find yourself in a sepulchral vault or coffin.
The sepulchral depths of the descent were dimly lighted by a silver lamp on the lowest step; and just below this lamp there was laid, wrapped in a flowing mantle of violet velvet, worked with fleurs-de-lis of gold, a catafalque resting on trestles of oak.
Leaving this address (delivered like a sepulchral message) ringing in the rafters of the roof, the very little counsel drops, and the fog knows him no more.
The stars seemed, to the boy's eyes, farther from the earth than he had ever seen them before; there was no wind; and the sombre shadows thrown by the trees upon the ground, looked sepulchral and death-like, from being so still.
There was no one even to tell her which, of all the sepulchral slabs that paved the nave and transepts, was the one that was really beautiful, the one that had been most praised by Mr.
Spirits whispered in the rustling leaves, ghosts lurked in the murky nooks, the deep baying of a hound floated up out of the distance, an owl answered with his sepulchral note.
No garb but that of the grave could have befitted such a deathlike aspect; the eyes, indeed, had the wild gleam of a sepulchral lamp; all else was fixed in the stern calmness which old men wear in the coffin.