26th June, 2020 - https://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/
[ loo-goo-bree-uhs, -gyoo- ]
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF LUGUBRIOUS?
The source of English lugubrious is the Latin adjective lūgubris “mournful, sorrowful,” a derivative of the verb lūgēre “to mourn, grieve.” The meaning of lūgēre is closely akin to the Greek adjective lygrós “sad, sorrowful,” and both the Latin and the Greek words derive from the Proto-Indo-European root leug-, loug-, lug– “to break,” source of Sanskrit rugná– (from lugná-) “shattered” and rujáti “(he) breaks to pieces, shatters,” Old Irish lucht and Welsh llwyth, both meaning “load, burden,” Lithuanian lū́žti “to break” (intransitive), and Old English tō-lūcan “to tear to pieces, tear asunder.” Lugubrious entered English in the early 17th century.
HOW IS LUGUBRIOUS USED?
The radio slid from mournful to downright lugubrious. Ridiculously lugubrious. There was even sobbing in the background. Talk about melodramatic. - MOLLY MACRAE, LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT, 2012
Cohen’s lugubrious tones always divided opinion; for some they were intrinsic to his melancholic charms, to others a turn-off that blindsided them to the genius of his songcraft, which was always gilded, its cadences measured, its images polished. - NEIL SPENCER, "HALLELUJAH AND ALL THAT ... LEONARD COHEN REMEMBERED," THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 13, 2016