defunctive
defunctive de*func"tive (d[-e]*f[u^][ng]k"t[i^]v), a. Funereal. [Obs.] ``Defunctive music.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • defunctive — /di fungk tiv/, adj. of or pertaining to the dead; funereal. [1595 1605; < L defunct(us) DEFUNCT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • defunctive — adj. of the dead, relating to the dead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defunctive — de·func·tive …   English syllables

  • defunctive — /dəˈfʌŋktɪv/ (say duh fungktiv) adjective of or relating to the dead; funereal …   Australian English dictionary

  • defunctive — də̇ˈfəŋ(k)tiv, dēˈ adjective Etymology: Latin defunctus + English ive : funereal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Can — Can, v. t. & i. Note: [The transitive use is obsolete.] [imp. {Could}.] [OE. cunnen, cannen (1st sing. pres. I can), to know, know how, be able, AS. cunnan, 1st sing. pres. ic cann or can, pl. cunnon, 1st sing. imp. c[=u][eth]e (for cun[eth]e); p …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Could — Can Can, v. t. & i. Note: [The transitive use is obsolete.] [imp. {Could}.] [OE. cunnen, cannen (1st sing. pres. I can), to know, know how, be able, AS. cunnan, 1st sing. pres. ic cann or can, pl. cunnon, 1st sing. imp. c[=u][eth]e (for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Phoenix and the Turtle — is an allegorical poem about the death of ideal love by William Shakespeare. It is widely considered to be one of his most obscure works and has led to many conflicting interpretations. [ Oxford Anthology of Literature of Renaissance England , J …   Wikipedia

  • defunctness — See defunctive. * * * …   Universalium

  • funereal — adj 1. funeral, exequial, funerary, mortuary, sepulchral; defunctive. 2. mournful, dirgeful, dirgelike, lamenting, elegiac, lugubrious, woeful, sorrowful, grievous; gloomy, clouded, dark, Cimmerian, dismal, dreary, depressing, heavy, feral;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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