Definition of Grim Reaper in English:

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Grim Reaper

Pronunciation: /ɡrim ˈrēpər/


A personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe.
Example sentences
  • Their tragic deaths have also reminded us all of how the Grim Reaper never decides to take time off even for the summer vacation.
  • And for the past few years, the Internet was thought to be endangering newspapers' ability to thrive, just as many have viewed e-mail as the Grim Reaper for the Postal Service.
  • Having never been that religious myself, I know it sounds a bit corny - but with the Grim Reaper knocking at the door, one does gain new insight into what is really important in life.

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Syllabification: Grim Reap·er

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