sepulchral

[suh-puhl-kruhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or serving as a tomb.
2.
of or pertaining to burial.
3.
proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
4.
hollow and deep: sepulchral tones.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin sepulcrālis. See sepulcher, -al1

sepulchrally, adverb
transsepulchral, adjective
unsepulchral, adjective
unsepulchrally, adverb
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sepulchral (sɪˈpʌlkrəl)
 
adj
1.  suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
2.  of or relating to a sepulchre
 
se'pulchrally
 
adv

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Example sentences
The dark water appeared sepulchral and mute, becoming opaque and swollen with snowmelt.
Full of luminous color, they are sepulchral in tone.
Even in museums its installation tends to be hushed, sepulchral.
Even when his sepulchral drone isn't bending itself around a melody, its sound is musical.
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