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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relating to the ceremony held for a dead person.

Usage examples (34)
  • What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.
  • funereal gloom
  • Morale is low or even "funereal," according to some people who speak regularly with employees of the companies.
  • The readings of the first nocturn of Tenebrae are from the Lamentations of Jeremiah and have, in our rite, a special and distinctive "funereal" chant. for more
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  • The old house had a "funereal" (gloomy, mournful) atmosphere, which was unpleasant for the mourners returning from their uncle's "funeral." (a ceremony to pay respects to a dead person)
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