sepulchral

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From Latin sepulcralis.

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  • IPA(key): /səˈpʌlkɹəl/, /səˈpʊlkɹəl/

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sepulchral (comparative more sepulchral, superlative most sepulchral)

  1. Relating to a grave or of death; funereal
  2. Suggestive of a grave or of death; having a hollow and deep sound
    • 1995 (date of the publication of the anthology), Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: a Trilogy in Five Parts, ISBN 0434003484, page 367:
      'The Master of Krikkit,' said Slartibartfast again, and if his breathing had been sepulchral before, this time he sounded like someone in Hades with bronchitis.

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