Death is not a lugubrious occasion here, but more often a celebration of a life.
She is likely to shoehorn her pain into lugubrious scenarios that are perfect for country-music videos.
For despite its dull and lugubrious setting, feast of some kind it certainly must be.
He was too downcast even to sing one of his lugubrious hymns or to whistle.
Of course, about this lugubrious pun, there could be no misconception.
"I see nothing for it but to give up," said one lugubrious member.
No doubt he dined at his club, drank a pint of wine and smoked a cigar or two, though he did it all after a lugubrious fashion.
“A most lugubrious spot,” said Will, surveying it sadly as he rode forward.
We turned into the sala grande—from whence proceeded the lugubrious sounds.
In all this a predominant and lugubrious impression of keys and bolts.
c.1600, from Latin lugubris "mournful, pertaining to mourning," from lugere "to mourn," from PIE root *leug- "to break; to cause pain" (cf. Greek lygros "mournful, sad," Sanskrit rujati "breaks, torments," Lettish lauzit "to break the heart"). Related: Lugubriously; lugubriousness.