mor·​ti·​cian mȯr-ˈti-shən How to pronounce mortician (audio)

Examples of mortician in a Sentence

the mortician will take care of all of the arrangements for the funeral
Recent Examples on the Web His company, which provides funeral services, has been buying up morticians in recent years, too, and wants to continue doing so. Verena Sepp, Fortune, 18 May 2024 However, morticians may be able to use other embalming methods to meet the requirements, said Andrew Dowell, a mortician at Lilly & Zeiler Funeral Home in Baltimore, which handles one to two repatriations each month. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 2 May 2024 When remains are identified, morticians work with consular officials to repatriate the body. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 Though some crumbled under the pressure, others – including 15-year-old Triston Harper, mortician Kennedy Reid and college student Justice Murphy – thrived in the spotlight. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 To this end, the new generation of morticians (another neologism meant to conjure expertise) bought up shambling Victorian mansions in swish residential districts and invented a new form of comfort. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 The mortician told Brock that Moran’s wallet — including his driver’s license with his mother’s address, Social Security card and a photo of his daughter — was inside the body bag. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 Reid, a 23-year-old mortician and funeral home director, works at Spring Valley Funeral Home but dreams of becoming a full-time singer. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Feb. 2024 The film, about two shaman, a feng shui master and a mortician who attempt to undo the mysterious events happening to a U.S.-based Korean family, grabbed $14.5 million between Friday and Sunday, representing a 77% share of the overall box office market. Patrick Frater, Variety, 25 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'mortician.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Latin mort-, mors death

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mortician was in 1895

Dictionary Entries Near mortician

Cite this Entry

“Mortician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


mor·​ti·​cian mȯr-ˈtish-ən How to pronounce mortician (audio)

Medical Definition


mor·​ti·​cian mȯr-ˈtish-ən How to pronounce mortician (audio)
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!