sepulchral


se·pul·chral

adjective \sə-ˈpəl-krəl also -ˈpl-\

: very sad and serious : very dismal or gloomy

: of or relating to a sepulchre

Full Definition of SEPULCHRAL

1
:  of or relating to a sepulchre <sepulchral inscriptions>
2
:  suited to or suggestive of a sepulchre :  funereal <spoke in sepulchral whispers>
se·pul·chral·ly \-krə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SEPULCHRAL

  1. <the decrepit mansion had a sepulchral tone that gave everyone a chill>

First Known Use of SEPULCHRAL

1615

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