lugubriously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.lugubriously - in a sorrowful lugubrious manner; "his long face lugubriously reflecting a hidden and unexpressed compassion"
Translations

lugubriously

[luːˈguːbrɪəslɪ] ADVlúgubremente

lugubriously

[lˈguːbriəsli] advlugubrement

lugubriously

lugubriously

[lʊˈguːbrɪəslɪ] adv (liter) → lugubremente
References in classic literature ?
Oh, no-o-o, oh, no-o-o," wailed Sara Ray lugubriously.
Diana howled lugubriously on seeing the remains of Satellite, which seemed as motionless as if they reposed on solid earth.
Then he fell, and lay where he fell, howling lugubriously as the long train of sleds churned by.
The old gentlewoman took a dreary and proud satisfaction in leading Phoebe from room to room of the house, and recounting the traditions with which, as we may say, the walls were lugubriously frescoed.
There was something lugubriously comical in the way Newman's thoroughly contemporaneous optimism was confronted with this dusky old-world expedient.
sighed an ample lady, lugubriously shaking her head; "they shut up their wives because it suits them, and don't care what their sufferings are.
Even if she started the very moment that she got it, he reflected, she would not be home till Tuesday night, and he counted lugubriously the number of hours that he would have to spend in a position of detestable authority alone with his daughter.
I shall laugh--I know I shall; I shall die of laughing," she said, lugubriously.
His mirth was hoarse and ghastly, like a raven's croak, and the sick wolf joined him, howling lugubriously.
Tomorrow, Jose lugubriously shuffles forward to thrust the stake into Stoke's heart, while they remain a rudderless hybrid with amorphous potential, but scant else.
The scene was mined for all the sobs and tears it promised-but ended up being stretched out too long and lugubriously.
Two black-andwhite china dogs squatted on their tails and stared lugubriously into space.