An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bleak)
a. dismal
Ayer fue un día lúgubre para nosotros; falleció nuestro entrenador.Yesterday was a dismal day for us; our coach passed away.
b. mournful
Manuel era un hombre de piel pálida y rostro lúgubre.Manuel was a man of pale skin and a mournful face.
c. lugubrious
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Los árboles muertos le daban un aspecto lúgubre al paisaje.The dead trees made the landscape look lugubrious.
d. gloomy
Luis me recibió con semblante lúgubre y me contó la mala noticia.Luis received me with a gloomy countenance and told me the bad news.
e. somber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Durante el funeral, el pianista tocó música lúgubre.The pianist played somber music during the funeral.
f. sombre (United Kingdom)
Lucas tenía un estado de ánimo lúgubre y estaba melancólico.Lucas was in a sombre mood and was feeling melancholic.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. gloomy, mournful
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(triste) mournful; lugubrious (formal); dismal; [+voz, tono] sombre; somber; (EEUU) mournful;
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