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Saltos de línea: tu¦mu|lus
Pronunciación: /ˈtjuːmjʊləs

Definición de tumulus en inglés:

sustantivo (plural tumuli /-lʌɪ, -liː/)

An ancient burial mound; a barrow.
Example sentences
  • Farmer Bob Frearson is in the process of putting up fences to prevent 4x4 drivers getting on to his land and using ancient burial mounds, or tumuli, as an off-road assault course.
  • The tumuli, or ancient burial mounds, are obvious enough and we have always been able to work around them.
  • At first cremation was the rule, as were flat or low graves, though later the tumulus or raised barrow became standard.


late Middle English: from Latin; related to tumere 'swell'.

Words that rhyme with tumulus

altocumulus, cirrocumulus, cumulus, stratocumulus

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