Sunday, September 16, 2007

Vocabulary: Lugubrious

I often encounter the word lugubrious while reading novels. I always look it up in the dictionary but I often forget what it means (maybe I'm getting old!) so I decided to blog about it.

Lugubrious is a very nice word meaning "excessively sad or mournful." It can also mean "bringing out a lot of tears." You can say, "The lugubrious sounds of that organ are reminding of past love affairs." You might also say, "That movie is rather lugubrious," or "She is fond of telling lugubrious stories about her life which may be untrue."

Try using this English word next time you want to talk about something sad!

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