What's the definition of sepulchral?

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What's the definition of sepulchral?

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answered Apr 15, 2022 by Dolcevita (8,210 points)
The definition of sepulchral is a tomb or interment and also gloomy, dismal.

A sepulchral tone is proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal. hollow and deep: sepulchral tones.

The Latin root word is sepelire, "to bury or embalm."

Definitions of sepulchral. adjective. of or relating to a sepulcher. “sepulchral inscriptions”

The difference between a tomb and sepulchral is that the tomb is to bury while sepulcher is to bury the dead.

'Tomb' is the ordinary word, 'sepulchre' is now archaic and poetic.

Its actual usage is overwhelmingly dominated by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and other churches named after it.

Some ways to use sepulchral in a sentence are.

The siren would use her voice to lure sailors to their sepulchral deaths.

Whenever Jared speaks, his tone is very sepulchral as though he is one step away from death.

In the room where people waited to learn the fate of their family members, the atmosphere was sepulchral.

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