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funereal (adj) sad; sorrowful.

Anything related to burial or cremation is funereal. A funereal atmosphere is a mood of depression caused by some sorrowful event. A death or some such tragic event leaves people in a mood of sorrow and the atmosphere around then is a funereal atmosphere.

  • A funereal atmosphere prevailed over the whole campus as the news of the untimely death of the professor in a plane crash spread across it.
  • Suzy's home continues to wear a funereal look even a month after the death of her husband and son in a plane crash. She remains sad and forlorn and silence fills her home.
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