Lugubrious Lu*gu"bri*ous, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro`s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913 Webster]

Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious emblems of mortality. --Hawthorne. -- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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