Definition of cenotaph in English:

cenotaph

Line breaks: ceno|taph
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnətɑːf
 
, -taf/

noun

  • A 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from French cénotaphe, from late Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenos 'empty' + taphos 'tomb'.

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