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 formsfu·ne·re·al·ly, adverbun·fu·ne·re·al, adjectiveun·fu·ne·re·al·ly, adverb
Can be confusedfuneral funereal funerary
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funereal

/ (fjuːˈnɪərɪəl) /

adjective

suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournfulAlso: funebrial (fjuːˈniːbrɪəl)
Derived Formsfunereally, adverb

Word Origin for funereal

C18: from Latin fūnereus
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Word Origin and History for funereal

funereal


adj.

1725, from funeral by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus "of a funeral," from funus "funeral; death."

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