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Definition of "lugubrious" []

  • Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree. (adjective)
  • Excessively mournful; doleful (adjective)

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Use "lugubrious" in a sentence
  • "He saw the two whale-boats land on the beach, and the sick, on stretchers or pick-a-back, groaning and wailing, go by in lugubrious procession."
  • "He heaved a great sigh, and said in lugubrious tones:"
  • "A certain lugubrious yarn, "My Graves," was my masterpiece."