Synonyms of lugubrious in English:
1 lugubrious hymns their lugubrious aunt
mournful, gloomy, sad, unhappy, doleful, glum, melancholy, woeful, miserable, woebegone, forlorn, somber, solemn, serious, sorrowful, morose, dour, cheerless, joyless, dismal;
informaldown in/at the mouth
Loaded with baggy, pendulous vowels, lugubrious sounds as sad and dismal as its meaning. The mournful face of Peter Lorre comes to mind, as do performances by Lon Chaney and (perhaps it's just the cognate) Bela Lugosi.Jean Strouse
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