mortician

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

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Examples of mortician in a Sentence

the mortician will take care of all of the arrangements for the funeral

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The one survivor is Tilda Swinton as a Scottish samurai and mortician with the only funny routine, turning corpses into glam-rock mannequins. Armond White, National Review, "The Dead Don’t Die: Climate-Change Comedy for the Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Era," 14 June 2019 With the exception of the town's sword-wielding mortician (Tilda Swinton), Ronnie is the least fazed by the gruesome happenings. Author: Sonia Rao, Anchorage Daily News, "Snail mail, zombie tai chi and a Bill Murray joy ride: Making ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ was as surreal as it sounds," 13 June 2019 With the exception of the town’s sword-wielding mortician (Tilda Swinton), Ronnie is the least fazed by the gruesome happenings. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "Snail mail, zombie tai chi and a Bill Murray joy ride: Making ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ was as surreal as it sounds," 13 June 2019 Tilda Swinton is, well, remarkable as a mortician with a talent for martial arts. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "'The Dead Don't Die' should be great. So why isn’t it?," 13 May 2019 Pierre Casanave, a free man of color and French Quarter furniture dealer, becomes a mortician who notably hires bands for funeral processions in the mid- 1800s. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘City of a Million Dreams’ Review: Every Day a Parade," 22 Nov. 2018 An African American mortician later identified 30 bullet holes in James’s body. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "Sacred ground, now reclaimed: A Charlottesville story," 7 July 2018 The mortician’s work had turned Mary, so vivacious in life, into a stranger. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Port Richmond makeup artist readies overdose victims for their 'last goodbye' | Mike Newall," 29 June 2018 The first thing Edward officially bought was a small piece of tanned skin from a 19th century murderer, inscribed by the mortician who prepared him for burial. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "PODCAST: Ripley's 'buyer of stuff' shares insider's look at job – believe it or not (Ep. 34)," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of mortician

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mortician

Latin mort-, mors death

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The first known use of mortician was in 1895

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mortician

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English Language Learners Definition of mortician

US, formal : a person whose job is to prepare dead people to be buried and to arrange and manage funerals

mortician

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

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