Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Overly sad -- lugubrious


lugubrious (lu-GOO-bree-uhs) adjective
Mournful, dismal, especially in an exaggerated or affected manner.
[From Latin lugere (to mourn).]

"Although the program notes characterize the piece as dark and lugubrious, it's actually rather playful and matter-of-fact, a reflection of Russian acceptance of life's inequalities and perils."
-- Roy C. Dicks; Russian Reality (dance review); The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina); Jun 16, 2007.

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