Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the dead; funereal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Funereal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete funereal

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A truce to threnes and trentals and jeremies and all such congenital defunctive music!

    Ulysses

  • At "sole Arabian tree" he started; at "thou shrieking harbinger" he smiled with sudden pleasure; at "every fowl of tyrant wing" the blood rushed up into his cheeks; but at "defunctive music" he turned pale and trembled with an unprecedented emotion.

    Brave New World

  • A truce to threnes and trentals and jeremies and all such congenital defunctive music!

    Ulysses

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