There are 2 main definitions of tombstone in English:

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tombstone 1

Syllabification: tomb·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈto͞omˌstōn/


1A large, flat inscribed stone standing or laid over a grave.
Example sentences
  • The straight vertical edge that viewers see as they walk into the room could be an obelisk, a standing figure, or even a stone tombstone.
  • The common motto, inscribed on memorials and tombstones is ‘Lest we forget.’
  • Listed also are over 600 tombstones and grave slabs from the old cemetery in Aghamore.
2 (also tombstone advertisement or tombstone ad) An advertisement listing the underwriters or firms associated with a new issue of securities.
Example sentences
  • It includes tombstone advertising with a searchable database of recent tombstones and one-click access to more detailed info on major financial transactions and company data.

Words that rhyme with tombstone

microtone • bluestone
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Tombstone 2 Syllabification: Tomb·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈto͞omstōn/
A historic frontier city in southeastern Arizona, the site of the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral; population 1,566 (2008).
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