gravestone

noun
grave·​stone | \ ˈgrāv-ˌstōn How to pronounce gravestone (audio) \

Definition of gravestone

: a burial monument

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Examples of gravestone in a Sentence

we love to tour old cemeteries and read the hauntingly poetic inscriptions on the gravestones
Recent Examples on the Web Th poem is written on her gravestone in its entirety, her father said. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2022 The gravestone, part of an art exhibition at the coffee shop, is dedicated to the memory of those killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. New York Times, 29 May 2022 The 200-pound gravestone was discovered by Richard and John Ryan on April 18. Megan Becka, cleveland, 17 May 2022 In 2019, for instance, Shore led a fundraising effort to buy a gravestone for Nicolai De Raylan, a transgender man who moved to Phoenix from Chicago for tuberculosis treatment and died in 1906. Roxanne De La Rosa, The Arizona Republic, 8 Apr. 2022 The names on the single gravestone are Wilhelm and Rosa Krochmalnik, with two death dates, nine months apart in 1921. Jessica Hornik, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 The next step, Vucetic said, would be for the family to come to the lab, confirm the identification, and consent to the burial — in which case there’d be one more gravestone in Srebrenica. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2022 On Tuesday, the reality star shared a carousel of photos on Instagram from the gravestone of Derek Underwood, her former partner and the father of their 13-year-old daughter, Sophia. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 28 Dec. 2021 The government supplied the typical small gravestone used to mark a veteran’s resting place. Jay Jones, chicagotribune.com, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gravestone

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Gravestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravestone. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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gravestone

noun
grave·​stone | \ ˈgrāv-ˌstōn How to pronounce gravestone (audio) \

Kids Definition of gravestone

: a monument on a grave

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