1A monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war.
More example sentences
- In the grounds, swathed in palm fronds, stands a marble cenotaph commemorating the dead of the Highland Light Infantry stationed in Karachi from 1898 to 1899.
- Towns whose population has since dwindled to negligible still have their cenotaph or war memorial, as do schools and churches.
- I was very pleased to see a lot of youths at the Remembrance service at the cenotaph in Milnrow Memorial Park on Sunday morning.
early 17th century: from French cénotaphe, from late Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenos 'empty' + taphos 'tomb'.
Definition of cenotaph in:
- The US English dictionary