Entry from British & World English dictionary
Having the mournful, sombre character appropriate to a funeral; funereal.
- I believe they are funebrial structures.
- Their funebrial garlands had little of beauty in them besides roses.
- There is certainly an air of book-making about the publication; which is not lessened by the funebrial verses that it contains.
Late 16th century: from Latin funebris (from funus 'funeral') + -al.
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