funereal

[ fyoo-neer-ee-uhl ]
/ fyuˈnɪər i əl /

adjective

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

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Origin of funereal

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

OTHER WORDS FROM funereal

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH funereal

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 of funereal

funereally, adverb

Word Origin for funereal

C18: from Latin fūnereus
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