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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Definitions for sepulchral

  1. Proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
  2. Of or pertaining to burial.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or serving as a tomb.

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Citations for sepulchral
I expect you are aware that my brother had an abiding interest in sepulchral art and tomb antiquities, sir. Amanda Quick, Mischief
For, except in one or two doubtful instances, these mountainous sepulchral edifices have not availed to keep so much as the bare name of an individual or a family from oblivion. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun
Origin of sepulchral
1605-1615
Sepulchural is derived from the Latin sepulcrum, from sepul- meaning to bury and -crum which was the suffix denoting place, so it literally meant “place to bury.”