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 (sə-pŭl′krəl, -po͝ol′-)
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.


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


(səˈpʌl krəl)

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"


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


[sɪˈpʌlkrəl] ADJsepulcral (also fig)


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


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


(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 ?
Snuffbox," said Jo, in a sepulchral tone, which convulsed the audience.
As the dying cadence of his strains was falling on the ears of the latter, he started aside at hearing them repeated behind him, in a voice half human and half sepulchral.
But here the shop-bell rang; it was like a sound from a remote distance,--so far had Hepzibah descended into the sepulchral depths of her reminiscences.
Thou knowest best, was the sepulchral reply, the seven hundred and seventy-seventh wouldn't be too much, would it?
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.
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.
If the iron was too thick, he discovered, the voice was shrilled into a Punch-and-Judy squeal; and if it was too thin, the voice became a hollow and sepulchral groan, as if the speaker had his head in a barrel.
said a voice that seemed to come from beneath the earth, and, deadened by the distance, sounded hollow and sepulchral in the young man's ears.
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.
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.
Yet, might I presume to say so, the gem would make a rare sepulchral lamp, and would display the glories of your lordship's progenitors more truly in the ancestral vault than in the castle hall.