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headstone Syllabification: head·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌstōn/

Definition of headstone in English:


A slab of stone set up at the head of a grave, typically inscribed with the name of the dead person.
Example sentences
  • It's an amazing sight to see 43 acres of graves and monuments and headstones and so many images of death packed together.
  • Around him graves crept up the hillside in a mishmash of stone headstones and rotting wooden crosses.
  • About 100 headstones and graves were wrecked in Thursday's incident, which police said was racially motivated.
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