se·pul·chral /səˈpʌlkrəl ||ˈpʊl-/
1. Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.
2. Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of sound, especially of the voice.
This exaggerated dulling of the voice . . . giving what is commonly called a sepulchral tone. --H. Sweet.
adj 1: of or relating to a sepulchre; "sepulchral inscriptions";
"sepulchral monuments in churches"
2: gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "a charnel smell
came from the chest filled with dead men's bones";
"ghastly shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the
catacombs" [syn: charnel, ghastly]
3: suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal
gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones" [syn: funereal]