The music at the memorial service for our neighbor Ned was so lugubrious or sad that mourners had tears in their eyes. Although funeral services are often emotionally difficult, the heartfelt remembrances of Ned’s friends and family made us all so full of woe or so lugubrious that we could not listen without weeping. The death of a loved one is always a sorrowful event, but I thought that this service was particularly gloomy and lugubrious.
Quiz: When is something lugubrious?
- When it is immensely mournful.
- When it honors the death of a beloved.
- When it is extremely long.