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funeral

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adjective fu·ner·al \ˈfyün-rəl, ˈfyü-nə-\

Definition of funeral

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a funeral

  2. 2 :  funereal 2

Examples of funeral in a sentence

  1. <a slow and heavy funeral song>

Origin and Etymology of funeral

Middle English, from Late Latin funeralis, from Latin funer-, funus funeral (noun)


First Known Use: 14th century


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funeral

noun fu·ner·al

Definition of funeral

  1. 1 :  the observances held for a dead person usually before burial or cremation

  2. 2 chiefly dialect :  a funeral sermon

  3. 3 :  a funeral procession

  4. 4 :  an end of something's existence

  5. 5 :  a matter of concern to one :  worry <if you flunk, it's your funeral>

Examples of funeral in a sentence

  1. Only family attended the funeral.

  2. His funeral will be held on Friday.

  3. His cousin made the funeral arrangements.

Origin and Etymology of funeral

Middle English funerelles (plural), from Middle French funerailles (plural), from Medieval Latin funeralia (plural), from Late Latin, neuter plural of funeralis, adjective


First Known Use: circa 1512



FUNERAL Defined for English Language Learners


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funeral

noun fu·ner·al

Definition of funeral for English Language Learners

  • : a ceremony held for a dead person


FUNERAL Defined for Kids

funeral

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noun fu·ner·al \ˈfyü-nə-rəl, ˈfyün-rəl\

Definition of funeral for Students

  1. :  the ceremonies held for a dead person (as before burial)



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