- of or suitable for a funeral.
- mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling.
Origin of funereal
Related Words for funerealelegiac, solemn, somber, lugubrious, gloomy, mournful, black, bleak, dark, dismal, doleful, dreary, grave, grim, lamenting, melancholy, oppressive, sad, sepulchral, serious
Examples from the Web for funereal
Contemporary Examples of funereal
The Daily Pic: Francois Curlet made a funereal Jaguar, then filmed it as a thriller's prop.World's Coolest Hearse?
August 28, 2013
When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics
April 8, 2013
Historical Examples of funereal
Let her go abroad with her monotonous voice and her funereal fantasies!My Double Life
What do they all mean by looking at me with such a funereal air?The Fat and the Thin
To the onlooker who does not know its hazards faro is a funereal game.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
However, he could not remain indefinitely under the funereal blackboard.Victory
This tall Mme. Polge is funereal in her green dress, the ideal of dry-nurses.The Nabob
- suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournfulAlso: funebrial (fjuːˈniːbrɪəl)
Word Origin for funereal
1725, from funeral by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus "of a funeral," from funus "funeral; death."