cerement

noun

cere·​ment ˈser-ə-mənt How to pronounce cerement (audio)
ˈse-rə-,
ˈsir-mənt How to pronounce cerement (audio)
: a shroud for the dead
especially : cerecloth
usually used in plural

Examples of cerement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, a suburban funeral cerement store in the Shapingba district told ABC News their business was back to normal. Karson Yiu, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerement was in 1604

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“Cerement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerement. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cerement

noun
: a shroud for the dead
especially : cerecloth
usually used in plural

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