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sepulchral

[suh-puhl-kruh l] /səˈpʌl krəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or serving as a tomb.
2.
of or relating to burial.
3.
proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
4.
hollow and deep:
sepulchral tones.
Origin of sepulchral
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin sepulcrālis. See sepulcher, -al1
Related forms
sepulchrally, adverb
transsepulchral, adjective
unsepulchral, adjective
unsepulchrally, adverb
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sepulchral

/sɪˈpʌlkrəl/
adjective
1.
suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
2.
of or relating to a sepulchre
Derived Forms
sepulchrally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sepulchral
adj.

1610s, "pertaining to a burial or place of burial," from Latin sepulcralis "of a tomb, sepulchral," from sepulcrum (see sepulcher) + -al (1). Transferred sense of "gloomy" is from 1711. Related: Sepulchrally.

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