interment

noun
in·​ter·​ment | \ in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio) \

Definition of interment

: the act or ceremony of interring

Examples of interment in a Sentence

a respectful but nonreligious interment in a private cemetery
Recent Examples on the Web Three weeks before her quick, anonymous interment, Griffith had died in her Manhattan penthouse. Mary Jordan, Washington Post, 2 July 2022 Flags shall remain lowered until sunset on the day of Yates's interment. The Enquirer, 25 July 2022 The shooting occurred at the interment for Da’Shontay L. King Sr., who was fatally shot by Racine police May 20, King’s sister, Natasha Mullen said. Chron, 2 June 2022 The shooting occurred at the interment for Da'Shontay L. King Sr., who was fatally shot by Racine police May 20, King's sister, Natasha Mullen said. CBS News, 2 June 2022 The shooting occurred at the interment for Da'Shontay L. King Sr., the man fatally shot by Racine police May 20, King's sister, Natasha Mullen said. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2022 After a second interment, when a veteran and their dependant or spouse are reunited, policy requires workers to remove the original grave marker which lists only the name of the first person interred in the grave. Will Langhorne, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2022 When British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died in 2018, Vangelis composed a musical tribute for his interment that the ESA broadcast into space. Nicholas Paphitis, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 When British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died in 2018, Vangelis composed a musical tribute for his interment that the ESA broadcast into space. Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of interment

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Interment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interment. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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interment

noun
in·​ter·​ment | \ in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio) \

Kids Definition of interment

: burial

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