funereal

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or suitable for a funeral; mournful.

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Usage examples "funereal":

  1. Finally the funereal veil of Sleep wrapped itself thickly about him, and, sunk in the vault of night, he lay there lonely and motionless, like us poor mortals. - "The Campaner Thal and Other Writings", Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
  2. Since early morning he had gone about with his little face composed to funereal gravity. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
  3. On moonlight nights, these brutes would come fearlessly up to the very walls of the farm, dancing their sarabandes in the snow, howling like so many devils, shrieking and showing their long white teeth, and demanding in unmistakable terms something or somebody to devour; their yells, their cries of rage, of victory, and of love, intermingled with the funereal song of the screech- owl, and the lugubrious melodies which the current from the blast without caused in the large open chimneys,- was the concert, which from December to April lulled the inmates of St. Hibaut to sleep; music that would I doubt not have reduced even the formidable proportions of the inimitable Lablache, and made Mario sing out of tune. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.