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cinerarium Syllabification: cin·e·rar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəˈrerēəm/

Definition of cinerarium in English:

noun (plural cinerariums)

A place where the ashes of the cremated dead are kept.
Example sentences
  • Nostell has three Roman cinerariums - elaborately carved marble boxes for storing the ashes of the deceased.
  • And in many Korean dioceses the cinerarium has started to edge out traditional cemeteries.
  • The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held at the cinerarium on Laney Walker Boulevard.


Pronunciation: /ˈsinəˌrerē/
Example sentences
  • It has three main parts: the low density burial area; an individual ossuary tower; and a cloistered ossuary and store for cinerary remains.


Late 19th century: from late Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of cinerarius 'of ashes'.

Words that rhyme with cinerarium

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