Definition of funeral urn in English:

funeral urn

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An urn holding the ashes of a cremated body.
More example sentences
  • Of course, there is nothing new about associating art with immortality: Shakespeare's sonnets do so repeatedly, Donne imagines a poem as a funeral urn, and Keats sees a Grecian urn as an image of art's everlastingness.
  • There, under the glare of his torch and covered in a thick layer of soot was a Roman marble funeral urn lid, dating from the first century AD.
  • These include various carved bricks, artefacts, earthenware objects, metal ornaments, funeral urns, and stone sculptures, especially Buddhas.

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