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Webster

English Word:

funereal


English Pronunciation:

fu•ne•re•al


Adjective:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) funereus, from fentus a funeral.


⇨Definition

Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn. Hence: Dark; dismal; mournful. Jeremiah Taylor. What seem to us but sad funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps. Longfellow. -- Funereally,



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus +‎ -al.


Adjective:

Adjective funereal (comparative more funereal, superlative most funereal) Of or relating to a funeral. 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12: From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance. 2000, Goerge RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 474: Seven were chosen to push the funereal boat to the water, in honor of the seven faces of god. Similar to a funeral, such as dignified or solemn. 1900, William Beckford, The History of the Caliph Vathek, page 171: "A funereal gloom prevailed over the whole scene."


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