grave·​side | \ ˈgrāv-ˌsīd How to pronounce graveside (audio) \

Definition of graveside

: the area beside a grave at graveside

Examples of graveside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its graveside services will begin at 7:45 a.m. Monday at Euclid Cemetery. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 25 May 2022 But in funeral homes, at graveside services and in conversations within the families of those who died, these latest deaths created a distinctive grief. Marc Fisher, Lori Rozsa, Kayla Ruble, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2021 The Justice for Jelani Day Facebook page on Sunday stated graveside services originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday have been postponed. al, 12 Oct. 2021 His father died in March 2020, and graveside services were limited primarily to immediate family. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Vicky White’s graveside service was held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Center Hill Cemetery in Lexington. Carol Robinson |, al, 16 May 2022 There will be a graveside service planned for a later date on Mackinac Island. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2022 But anyone who’s ever stood at a loved one’s graveside is only too aware of our own mortal limitations. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Later in the morning, the Merry Widows of Joe Cain resumed their tradition of carrying on at Cain’s graveside. al, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of graveside

1838, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2022

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“Graveside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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