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necrology

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noun ne·crol·o·gy \nə-ˈkrä-lə-jē, ne-\

Definition of necrology

plural ne·crol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  obituary

  2. 2 :  a list of the recently dead

nec·ro·log·i·cal play \ˌne-krə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
ne·crol·o·gist play \nə-ˈkrä-lə-jist, ne-\ noun


Examples of necrology

  1. <the club's founder recently died, and this month's newsletter includes a lengthy necrology>



Origin of necrology

New Latin necrologium, from necr- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy)


First Known Use: 1799


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