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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Definitions for funereal

  1. Of or pertaining to a funeral.
  2. Suiting a funeral; solemn; dark; gloomy; mournful.

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Citations for funereal
But do I have to sound so funereal, so pontifically solemn? Anatole Broyard, New York Times
Where earlier the tone was funereal, now it consoles, uplifts. Marguerite Feitlowitz, A Lexicon of Terror
Origin of funereal
1715-1725
Funereal comes from Latin funereus, from funus, funer-, "a funeral, a burial."