funereal vs sepulchral what difference

what is difference between funereal and sepulchral

English

Alternative forms

  • funeral (uncommon)

Etymology

From Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus +‎ -al.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fjuːˈnɪəɹɪ.əl/

Adjective

funereal (comparative more funereal, superlative most funereal)

  1. Of or relating to a funeral.
    • 2000, George R.R. 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.
  2. Similar to a funeral in mood; dignified or solemn.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
      There was something menacing and uncomfortable in the funereal stillness, in the muffled, subtle trickle of distant brooks, and in the crowding green peaks and black-wooded precipices that choked the narrow horizon.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin sepulcralis.

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

sepulchral (comparative more sepulchral, superlative most sepulchral)

  1. Relating to a grave or to death; funereal.
  2. Suggestive of a grave or of death; gloomy; solemn.
  3. Having a hollow and deep sound.

Related terms

  • sepulchre

Translations

See also

  • Heroon

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