sepulchral

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

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

sepulchrally

play \sə-ˈpəl-krə-lē also -ˈpu̇l-\ adverb

Examples of sepulchral in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of sepulchral

1615

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SEPULCHRAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sepulchral for English Language Learners

  • : very sad and serious : very dismal or gloomy

  • : of or relating to a sepulchre


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