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Funereal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FUNE'REAL, a.
1. Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial.
2. Dark; dismal; mournful.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones" [syn: funereal, sepulchral]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin funereus, from funer-, funus Date: 1725 1. of or relating to a funeral 2. befitting or suggesting a funeral (as in solemnity) funereally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or appropriate to a funeral. 2 gloomy, dismal, dark. Derivatives: funereally adv. Etymology: L funereus (as FUNERAL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Funereal Fu*ne"re*al, a. [L. funereus, fr. fentus a funeral.] Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn. Hence: Dark; dismal; mournful. --Jer. Taylor. What seem to us but sad funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps. --Longfellow. -- Fu*ne"re*al*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A funereal tone, atmosphere, or colour is very sad and serious and would be suitable for a funeral. He addressed the group in funereal tones. = solemn ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Mournful, sad, woful, lugubrious, melancholy, sepulchral, dark, sombre, gloomy, dismal, suitable to a funeral.

Moby Thesaurus

Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, black, blackish, bleak, cinerary, clouded, cloudy, dark, dark and gloomy, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, depressing, depressive, dirgelike, disheartening, dismal, doleful, drear, drearisome, dreary, dusk, dusky, epitaphic, exequial, feral, funebrial, funebrious, funebrous, funeral, funerary, gloomful, glooming, gloomy, grave, gray, grievous, grim, ill-lighted, ill-lit, lowering, lugubrious, melancholy, morose, mortuary, mournful, necrological, nigrescent, obituary, obsequial, oppressive, overcast, sad, saturnine, sepulchral, sober, solemn, somber, sombrous, sorrowful, stormy, swart, swarthy, triste, unhappy, weariful, wearisome, weary, woeful




 


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