Definition Of sepulchral

adjective

of or relating to a tomb or interment.

sepulchral monuments

Example Of sepulchral

  • A maze of sterile-looking, particle-board cubicles had been erected in the room and the lights dimmed to a sepulchral twilight.

  • C. Lefevre's 1907 monument in Paris for Emile Levassor, who died in a car crash, employed the full repertoire of classical sepulchral art.

  • Climbing on to the roof one winter night, knowing they were sitting round the fire, he called down the chimney in a sepulchral voice, ‘Joseph and Elizabeth, the Lord commandeth thee to go to the Salt Lake City.’

  • Even the most magnificent landscapes are powerless without figures, not forgetting Poussin's Arcadia, were it devoid of the shepherds and the sepulchral inscription.

  • Gossip, therefore, died and a sepulchral silence descended on the shop except for the customers' self-obsessed questions and the barber's answers.


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