Simple Definition of obituary
: an article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has died recently
Full Definition of obituaryplural
: a notice of a person's death usually with a short biographical account
obituaristplay \-ˈbi-chə-ˌwər-ist, -ˈbi-chə-rist\ noun
Examples of obituary in a sentence
I read her obituary in the newspaper.
<several obituaries for Herman Melville portrayed him as an obscure, largely forgotten author>
Origin and Etymology of obituary
Medieval Latin obituarium, from Latin obitus death
First Known Use: 1703
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Definition of obituary for Students
: a notice of a person's death (as in a newspaper)
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