adjective se·pul·chral \sə-ˈpəl-krəl also -ˈpl-\

: very sad and serious : very dismal or gloomy

: of or relating to a sepulchre

Full Definition of SEPULCHRAL

:  of or relating to a sepulchre <sepulchral inscriptions>
:  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



Next Word in the Dictionary: sepulchre (noun)Previous Word in the Dictionary: septuplicate (transitive verb)All Words Near: sepulchral
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears