- of, relating to, or serving as a tomb.
- of or relating to burial.
- proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
- hollow and deep: sepulchral tones.
Origin of sepulchral
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Examples from the Web for sepulchral
Be that as it might, Richard Digby was well contented with his sepulchral cave.The Man of Adamant
"Senator Palomba," said Felice's sepulchral voice from the door.The Eternal City
"Sit where you are, girl," commanded the gypsy in sepulchral tones.
This sepulchral monument the Thebans decked with ornaments before the battle.Hellenica
"Sally Baker," returned Ben, in as sepulchral a voice as he could command.Paul Prescott's Charge
- suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
- of or relating to a sepulchre
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Word Origin and History for sepulchral
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