Origin of lugubrious
Examples from the Web for lugubrious
She is likely to shoehorn her pain into lugubrious scenarios that are perfect for country-music videos.
Death is not a lugubrious occasion here, but more often a celebration of a life.
To which she responded, to the lugubrious air of "John Brown's Body,"
To this lugubrious declaration Lena Rook yielded ready assent.The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid
A lugubrious quail doled forth a grating, dismal note at long but measured intervals, offending the ear and depressing the heart.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
Those four lugubrious walls had their moment of dazzling brilliancy.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
After the disappearance of day into the vast of silent obscurity, he became in lugubrious accord with all around him.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for lugubrious
Word Origin for lugubrious
Word Origin and History for lugubrious
c.1600, from Latin lugubris "mournful, pertaining to mourning," from lugere "to mourn," from PIE root *leug- "to break; to cause pain" (cf. Greek lygros "mournful, sad," Sanskrit rujati "breaks, torments," Lettish lauzit "to break the heart"). Related: Lugubriously; lugubriousness.