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funerary Line breaks: fu¦ner|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːn(ə)(rə)ri/

Definition of funerary in English:


Relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead: funerary ceremonies
More example sentences
  • Ramesses claimed the victory from this drawn fight, celebrated in monumental funerary temple reliefs still visible at Thebes on the Nile.
  • In the next scene, Hsiao Kang sits in the back of a car with the funerary urn containing his dead father's ashes balanced on his knee.
  • This was a remarkable find, since little was known in those days about Old or Middle Kingdom temples apart from funerary monuments attached to royal burials.


Late 17th century: from late Latin funerarius, from funus, funer- 'funeral'.

Words that rhyme with funerary

itinerary • honorary
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