Definition of funebrial in English:


Line breaks: fu¦neb|rial
Pronunciation: /fjuːˈniːbrɪəl


  • Having the mournful, sombre character appropriate to a funeral; funereal.
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    • A short time before his death he dressed himself in that funebrial habit, and shutting his eyes like a departed person, was drawn in that attitude by a skilful painter.
    • Human skeletal remains were abundant, and those of 200 individuals, together with their rich funebrial offerings, were removed for anthropological study at Otago University.
    • 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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