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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 13th February 2018
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lugubrious (adjective) loo-GOO-bree-us

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.

Alastair MacLean, Santorini. Amazon

They are a very lugubrious bunch, the Shia. Very death-obsessed.

Bruce LaBruce, quoted in an article by Matthew Hays, The Guardian, 25 January 2008. The Guardian

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.

Phil Hogan, The Observer, 29 July 2007. The Observer

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.”

Vivien Schweitzer, 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.

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 1 April 1996. The New Yorker

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