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 709-megawatt plant would have been placed on 6,500 acres of land that contained hundreds of cultural assets, including funerary sites., "Tribes want Biden to balance technology and cultural issues in renewable energy projects," 18 Jan. 2021 But while evidence of such funerary rituals regularly appears in the archaeological record, scholars remain unsure of the practice’s purpose. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 3,800-Year-Old Skeleton of Baby Buried in a Jar," 30 Dec. 2020 Pope Julius’s banker, Agostino Chigi, commissioned Raphael’s design of his funerary chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in 1513. History Magazine, "The Renaissance 'Prince of Painters' made a big impact in his short life," 22 Dec. 2020 Memory jugs were funerary objects found in the South on the graves of African Americans through the mid‑20th century. Syreeta Mcfadden, The Atlantic, "The Artifacts of Bygone Lives," 12 Dec. 2020 This includes archaeological discoveries and ancient manuscripts, tombstones, coins, funerary items, and mummified body parts. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, "The Looting Network," 31 July 2020 The mound is widely known as one of the largest Iron Age funerary mounds in Scandinavia. Harry Clarke-ezzidio, CNN, "Archaeologists in Norway find rare Viking ship burial using only radar," 10 Nov. 2020 There was a key difference between Brookwood and those grand London funerary estates: the cost. National Geographic, "This abandoned railroad was London's train for the dead," 29 Oct. 2020 In some prehistoric communities, funerary practices differed based on whether the deceased was an adult or a child. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "8,000 Years Ago, a Child in Indonesia Was Buried Without Their Arms and Legs," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of funerary

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Funerary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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