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lugubrious (adjective) loo-GOO-bree-us
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Gloomy, mournful, dismal.
Talbot moved out on to the port wing to join the lieutenant who stood there, a tall, thin young man with fair hair, thick pebbled glasses and a permanently lugubrious expression.
They are a very lugubrious bunch, the Shia. Very death-obsessed.
Bruce LaBruce, quoted in an article by Matthew Hays,
, 25 January 2008.
He has been trawling a lot of video and audiotapes, though, tracking Peel's accent as it evolved from the early BBC London years to the more lugubrious tone of his late-night Radio 1 shows.
Berlioz described his cantata “La Mort de Cléopâtre” as “somber, broad, sinister and lugubrious: a great voice breathing a menacing lament in the mysterious stillness of the night.”
The New York Times
, 12 January 2008.
New York Times
Everybody talks with painful slowness, as if the icy air were freezing their chops; the resulting mood is lugubrious and oddly winning.
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