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funeral

adjective fu·ner·al \ ˈfyün-rəl , ˈfyü-nə- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of funeral

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a funeral
2 : funereal 2

Examples of funeral in a Sentence

  1. a slow and heavy funeral song

Recent Examples of funeral from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of funeral

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


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funeral

noun

Definition of funeral

1 : the observances held for a dead person usually before burial or cremation
2 chiefly dialectal : a funeral sermon
3 : a funeral procession
4 : an end of something's existence
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.

Recent Examples of funeral from the Web

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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



FUNERAL Defined for English Language Learners

funeral

noun

Definition of funeral for English Language Learners

  • : a ceremony held for a dead person


FUNERAL Defined for Kids

funeral

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

Definition of funeral for Students

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


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