lugubrious

Part of speech: adjective

Doleful; solemn; sad.

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Usage examples "lugubrious":

  1. I was measured for a pair of crutches some time later by a lugubrious individual in a long black frock coat looking like an undertaker. - "Fanny Goes to War", Pat Beauchamp.
  2. She dropped her fan upon her knees, and asked me, with a lugubrious air of triumph and reproach, " Did you ever hear of Constance Pleyel?" - "In Direst Peril", David Christie Murray.
  3. Er- a bit lugubrious, isn't it, Mrs Hilliard? - "The Love Affairs of Pixie", Mrs George de Horne Vaizey.