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Meaning of SEPULCHRAL

Pronunciation:  su'pulkrul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones"
  2. [adj]  gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones"; "ghastly shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to a sepulchre; "sepulchral inscriptions"; "sepulchral monuments in churches"
 

SEPULCHRAL is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: charnel, funereal, ghastly, joyless, offensive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se*pul"chral\, a. [L. sepulcralis: cf. F.
s['e]pulcral.]
1. Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments
   erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone;
   a sepulchral inscription.

2. Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of
   sound, especially of the voice.

         This exaggerated dulling of the voice . . . giving
         what is commonly called a sepulchral tone. --H.
                                               Sweet.

 

 

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