Definition of necropolis in English:


Line breaks: ne¦crop|olis
Pronunciation: /nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs


  • A cemetery, especially a large one belonging to an ancient city.
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    • It is located in the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today it is part of Cairo, Egypt.
    • Nowhere is this more apparent than Westminster abbey, which he established as the royal necropolis.
    • Just 300 metres away are the latest archeological excavations of a necropolis dating back 3000 years…


early 19th century: from Greek, from nekros 'dead person' + polis 'city'.

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