funereal

[ fyoo-neer-ee-uh l ]
/ fyuˈnɪər i əl /

adjective

of or suitable for a funeral.
mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling.

Origin of funereal

1715–25; < Latin fūnere(us) of, belonging to a funeral + -al1

Related forms

fu·ne·re·al·ly, adverbun·fu·ne·re·al, adjectiveun·fu·ne·re·al·ly, adverb

Can be confused

funeral funereal funerary
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British Dictionary definitions for funereal

funereal

/ (fjuːˈnɪərɪəl) /

adjective

suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournfulAlso: funebrial (fjuːˈniːbrɪəl)

Derived Forms

funereally, adverb

Word Origin for funereal

C18: from Latin fūnereus
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