Definition of Sepulchral

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a sepulchre. "Sepulchral monuments in churches"

Partainyms: Sepulchre
Derivative terms: Sepulchre

2. Adjective. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead. "The sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"
Exact synonyms: Charnel, Ghastly
Similar to: Offensive
Derivative terms: Ghastliness

3. Adjective. Suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial. "Hollow sepulchral tones"
Exact synonyms: Funereal
Similar to: Joyless
Derivative terms: Funeral, Sepulchre

Definition of Sepulchral

1. a. 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.

Definition of Sepulchral

1. Adjective. Suggestive of a grave ¹

2. Adjective. Hollow and deep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sepulchral

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sepulchral

septums
septuor
septuors
septuple
septupled
septuples
septuplet
septuplets
septupling
septæmia
sepulcher
sepulcheral
sepulchered
sepulchering
sepulchers
sepulchral (current term)
sepulchrally
sepulchre
sepulchred
sepulchres
sepulchring
sepulture
sepultures
sequacious
sequaciously
sequaciousness
sequacities
sequacity
sequel
sequel hook

Literary usage of Sepulchral

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1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1877)
"This sepulchral slab was four feet long by two and a half feet wide.1 It was ... An ancient sepulchral slab, with an incised cross approximating this shape, ..."

2. Pre-Historic Races of the United States of America by John Wells Foster (1874)
"47 = sepulchral urn from Laporte, Indiana.; sepulchral urns.—I give three representations of sepulchral urns, taken from the mounds at Laporte, ..."

3. The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria by George Dennis (1878)
"We have now seen the existence of something veiy like a labyrinth in the heart of an Etruscan sepulchral tumulus, and have thus established, by analogy, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... the lines of graves are those of the family sepulchral chambers, ... on the other hand, the sepulchral recess as a rule entered the rock like an oven at ..."

5. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1846)
"Observations on Incised sepulchral Slabs, with Descriptions of two remarkable examples, representing Knights in the cross-legged attitude, which exist at ..."

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