inurnment

noun

in·​urn·​ment i-ˈnərn-mənt How to pronounce inurnment (audio)
plural inurnments
: placement or burial in an urn
the inurnment of cremated remains
a private inurnment service

Examples of inurnment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The remains of both Jim Triplett and Porter Pile will be taken by an honor guard for an October inurnment. Thallman, oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2023 Family and friends of DiMaggio are invited to gather at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services in Glen Burnie on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. There will be a family remembrance at 7 p.m. and a private inurnment at a later date. Jean Marbella, Baltimore Sun, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inurnment was in 1923

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“Inurnment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inurnment. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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