Definition of funereal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fjuˈnɪəriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//fjuˈnɪriəl//
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suitable for a funeral; sad a funereal atmosphere to walk at a funereal pace (= very slowly) Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin funereus (from funus, funer- ‘funeral’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: funereal