of or suitable for a funeral.
mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling.
- fu·ne·re·al·ly, adverb
- un·fu·ne·re·al, adjective
- un·fu·ne·re·al·ly, adverb
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How to use funereal in a sentence
When the public address announcer asked for a moment to remember all who died in the pandemic, the place felt downright funereal.What You Didn’t See on TV at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony | Sean Gregory, Alice Park and Aria Chen/Tokyo | July 23, 2021 | Time
Everything connected with the dinner has become funereal in his mind.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Francois Curlet made a funereal Jaguar, then filmed it as a thriller's prop.
When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics | Tunku Varadarajan | April 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Frenchman shrugged his shoulders as he stepped into his perfectly-appointed but funereal-looking little brougham.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Towards some remote churchyard without a name In forced funereal marches my steps come; Far from the storied sepulchres of fame.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
The long moss, reaching from the overhanging branches to the water, gave to the surroundings a most weird and funereal aspect.
Even the somber cedars lost some of the funereal gloom they wore when the skies were lowering.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
The sacrificial joint and the funereal raiment, let those who find them bury them.Scarabs | Isaac Myer
British Dictionary definitions for funereal
suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournful: Also: funebrial (fjuːˈniːbrɪəl)
- funereally, adverb
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