noun \ˈpī(-ə)r\

: a pile of wood for burning a dead body

Full Definition of PYRE

:  a combustible heap for burning a dead body as a funeral rite; broadly :  a pile of material to be burned <a pyre of dead leaves>

Origin of PYRE

Latin pyra, from Greek, from pyr fire — more at fire
First Known Use: 1587

Rhymes with PYRE


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