Definition of lugubriously in US English:



  • See lugubrious

    • ‘It is long, dark, lugubriously lit and, in its reticent way, it murmurs about the sheer sum of money that has been lavished on it.’
    • ‘‘Man is more happy when a child than ever after if I may judge by my own experience’, he records lugubriously.’
    • ‘For a while it became the archetypal maudlin pub drinking song: imagine it lugubriously belted out at closing time with a skinful of beer lubricating every voice.’
    • ‘‘You are guilty of inhumanity to your fellow man,’ the voice lugubriously intones, and nothing short of a full confession of wrongs committed to all affected will save Stu.’
    • ‘He looks lugubriously over the sprawl of Northampton, coughs frighteningly and mops his brow.’