Spooky Word of the Week: Sepulchral

It’s almost Halloween! Today’s word is sepulchral. It is an adjective that is derived from the word sepulchre — a word that means tomb. It comes from the Latin word for grave (sepulchrum).

Sepulchral means something that is gloomy (dark and quiet in a spooky way) or something that is associated with a grave or tomb. Of course, a tomb would be sepulchral in nature. 

Here is an unforgettably spooky film for you that is selpulchral in nature: Premature Burial (1962) starring Ray Milland. Enjoy!

 

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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