of, relating to, or serving as a tomb.
of or relating to burial.
proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
hollow and deep: sepulchral tones.
- se·pul·chral·ly, adverb
- trans·se·pul·chral, adjective
- un·se·pul·chral, adjective
- un·se·pul·chral·ly, adverb
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How to use sepulchral in a sentence
Halloween is, of course, the season in which marketers are eager to link the most mundane items to the sepulchral.
Wilde called on a sepulchral Jefferson Davis at his Mississippi Plantation.
One person described the atmosphere inside the network as “sepulchral.”
She laid the still white form beside those that had gone before, quoth Bobby, in sepulchral tone.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
It was, indeed, a strange scene which was thus witnessed in these sepulchral caverns.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
A valuable collection of sepulchral remains has been made and placed in the local museum.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
It consists of a series of large and gloomy caverns utterly unlike the sepulchral crypts below.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
In the Cloister garden of the Cathedral are preserved a tesselated pavement and the sepulchral slab of a Roman warrior.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
British Dictionary definitions for sepulchral
suggestive of a tomb; gloomy
of or relating to a sepulchre
- sepulchrally, adverb
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