obituary


obit·u·ary

noun \ə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwer-ē, ō-, -ˈbi-chə-rē\

: an article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has died recently

plural obit·u·ar·ies

Full Definition of OBITUARY

:  a notice of a person's death usually with a short biographical account
obit·u·ar·ist \-ˈbi-chə-ˌwər-ist, -ˈbi-chə-rist\ noun
obituary adjective

Examples of OBITUARY

  1. I read her obituary in the newspaper.
  2. <several obituaries for Herman Melville portrayed him as an obscure, largely forgotten author>

Origin of OBITUARY

Medieval Latin obituarium, from Latin obitus death
First Known Use: 1703

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: obj
Previous Word in the Dictionary: obituarize
All Words Near: obituary

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up obituary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).