Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Lugubrious

Lugubrious means, doleful, mornful or dismal. It sounds as though it should be something fun, doesn't it?

As far as I can recall I've only ever come across it in relation to speech, but characters needn't just speak lugubriously, the could show their inner lugubriousness through a sad expression and dejected manner.

Much as I like the sound of foghorns, I think it would be fair to describe the noise they make as lugubrious.

Thanks to Beatrice!!!!

26 comments:

  1. Now that's an excellent photo for lugrubious .... and when I hear the foghorns here they are daunting ... thick fog on the Channel .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I like the sound of fog horns, Hilary. Just as well as we often hear them here.

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  2. Usually because it accompanied by thick, gloomy fog.

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    1. The sound suits the weather, doesn't it?

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  3. You're very welcome, Patsy! One of my favourite words. I must try and find a place for it in my next story.

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    1. There are words with more, Mac. Can't think of any right now, but I'm sure there are plenty.

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  5. Now that's a word I didn't know before. ;)

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  6. I don't like this word Patsy, I can't even pronounce it correctly... Have you made it up just to fox us?

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    1. I have trouble spelling it, Maria - but it is a real word.

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  7. Thanks for telling what it means. I've seen it used, but never looked it up. I thought it was supposed to be comical.

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    1. I saw it used, didn't look it up then saw it somewhere else the next day. I took the second hint.

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  8. This is one of my favourite sounding words..I just wish I had more use for it ;)

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    1. A few articles on bloodhounds should do the trick, Lynda.

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  9. You will have to join me on a scrabble like program I use Patsy. I love learning all these new words.

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    1. I'll try to find you some with high scoring letters, Richard.

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  10. I love this word! Wouldn't it make for a great character name ... Mr Lugubrious ...

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  11. I've always loved this word and it makes me think of Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave!

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  12. You wouldn't be able to use lugubrious in that online Scrabble - called New Words with Friends, which I play too - because you only get seven letters. Even so I am usually beaten.

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    1. Can't you add them to other letters in the same was as normal scrabble, Lizy?

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  13. It's a great word, very evocative, but deserves a fun meaning instead. :-)

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