Definition of sky burial in English:

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sky burial


A Tibetan funeral ritual involving the exposure of a dismembered corpse to sacred vultures.
Example sentences
  • The sky burial of the Tibetan dead is similar to the Parsi ritual where bodies are exposed to the elements to be eaten by vultures.
  • The ritual of sky burial originated in Persia more than 3,000 years ago.
  • He has even arranged for his body to be returned to Tibet for a traditional sky burial when his number is up.

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Syllabification: sky bur·i·al

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