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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sepulchral \Se*pul"chral\, a. [L. sepulcralis: cf. F.
1. Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments
erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone;
a sepulchral inscription.
2. Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of
sound, especially of the voice.
This exaggerated dulling of the voice . . . giving
what is commonly called a sepulchral tone. --H.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or relating to a sepulchre; "sepulchral inscriptions";
"sepulchral monuments in churches"
2: gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "a charnel smell
came from the chest filled with dead men's bones"; "ghastly
shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs" [syn:
charnel, ghastly, sepulchral]
3: suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal
gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones" [syn: funereal,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "sepulchral":
baritone, bass, cavernous, cinerary, contralto, deep, deep-echoing,
deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, dirgelike, dismal,
epitaphic, exequial, feral, funebrial, funebrious, funebrous,
funeral, funerary, funereal, grave, heavy, hollow, low,
low-pitched, mortuary, mournful, necrological, obituary, obsequial,
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