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



BrE BrE//səˈpʌlkrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈpʌlkrəl//
(literary) Unhappiness
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looking or sounding sad and serious; making you think of death synonym funereal He spoke in sepulchral tones. See related entries: Unhappiness Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French sépulchral or Latin sepulchralis, from sepulcrum ‘burial place’, from sepelire ‘bury’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sepulchral