fu·​ner·​ary | \ ˈfyü-nə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce funerary (audio) \

Definition of funerary

: of, used for, or associated with burial a pharaoh's funerary chamber

Examples of funerary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The forms are suggestive: Urns, traditionally, hold human remains; a wreath is a funerary offering going back centuries. Globe Staff,, 15 June 2022 And other Houston museum's, like the National Museum of Funeral History, house the most funerary artifacts in the world. Robin Soslow, Chron, 20 May 2022 Rather than treating unusual (to many American eyes) funerary rites as something to be gaped at and dissected, Doughty describes how people bond with and grieve over our dead with earnestness, reverence, and even humor and joy. The Editors, Outside Online, 10 Sep. 2020 That find included funerary masks and statues of deities of the dead. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2022 Nepthys is a goddess associated with funerary arts. Tracy Brownstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Caretakers had mummified the individual and tied his hands over his face, a common funerary practice in southern Peru during that era. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Mar. 2022 What started as a way to house his own funerary items has since evolved into a rich cultural experience for the thousands who visit, says Genevieve Keeney, president, CEO and curator of the museum. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 13 May 2022 Nepthys is a goddess associated with funerary arts. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of funerary

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funerary was in 1661

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22 Jun 2022

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“Funerary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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