funeral director

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of funeral director

: one whose profession is the management of funerals and who is usually an embalmer

Examples of funeral director in a Sentence

  1. the funeral director instructed the pallbearers on how to proceed

Recent Examples of funeral director from the Web

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First Known Use of funeral director

1886

funeral director Synonyms

Synonyms
mortician, undertaker
Related Words
embalmer

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

funeral director

noun

Definition of funeral director for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals



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