- The definition of lugubrious is someone who looks very sad, depressed or long-in-the-face.
An example of lugubrious is the expression on the face of a depressed boy.
lugubrious definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin lugubris ; from lugere, to mourn (; from Indo-European base an unverified form leuğ-, an unverified form leug-, to break from source Welsh llwyth, burden) plush -ous
lugubrious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From Latin lūgubris, from lūgēre, to mourn.
- lu·guˈbri·ous·ly adverb
- lu·guˈbri·ous·ness noun