• (British) IPA: /fjuːˈnɪəɹɪ.əl/


  1. Of or relating to a funeral.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[[Episode 12]]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance.
    • 2000, Goerge RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 474:
      Seven were chosen to push the funereal boat to the water, in honor of the seven faces of god.
  2. Similar to a funeral in mood; dignified or solemn.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
      There was something menacing and uncomfortable in the funereal stillness, in the muffled, subtle trickle of distant brooks, and in the crowding green peaks and black-wooded precipices that choked the narrow horizon.

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