sepulchral
[ suh-puhl-kruhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from French sépulchral or Latin sepulchralis, from sepulcrum
Synonyms
    1.
  • bleak
  • cheerless
  • dark
  • deathly
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • hollow
  • morbid
  • somber
    2.
  • grave
  • tomb
  • burial
  • coffin
  • monument
  • pit
  • vault
Antonyms
    1.
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • colorful
  • glad
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • light
  • pleasant
    2.
  • n/a
Definition
1. gloomy; dismal
2. relating to a tomb or burial
Examples
1. A) At the memorial, he spoke with a sepulchral tone. B) We couldn't help but notice her sepulchral mood and we wondered what could be wrong.
2. A) It may sound strange, but we love to explore sepulchral monuments when traveling abroad. B) The sepulchral areas were marked with crosses.
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