ne·​crol·​o·​gy | \ nə-ˈkrä-lə-jē How to pronounce necrology (audio) , ne-\
plural necrologies

Definition of necrology

1 : obituary
2 : a list of the recently dead

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Other Words from necrology

necrological \ ˌne-​krə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce necrological (audio) \ adjective
necrologist \ nə-​ˈkrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce necrologist (audio) , ne-​ \ noun

Synonyms for necrology


obit, obituary

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Examples of necrology in a Sentence

the club's founder recently died, and this month's newsletter includes a lengthy necrology

First Known Use of necrology

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for necrology

earlier, "register of ecclesiastical deaths, death roll," borrowed from New Latin necrologium, from necro- necro- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy)

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The first known use of necrology was in 1799

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to spread over or through

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