obituary

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noun obit·u·ary \ə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwer-ē, ō-, -ˈbi-chə-rē\

Definition of obituary

plural

obituaries

  1. :  a notice of a person's death usually with a short biographical account

obituarist

play \-ˈbi-chə-ˌwər-ist, -ˈbi-chə-rist\ noun

obituary

adjective

Examples of obituary in a sentence

  1. I read her obituary in the newspaper.

  2. <several obituaries for Herman Melville portrayed him as an obscure, largely forgotten author>

Origin and Etymology of obituary

Medieval Latin obituarium, from Latin obitus death


First Known Use: 1703


OBITUARY Defined for English Language Learners

obituary

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noun obit·u·ary \ə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwer-ē, ō-, -ˈbi-chə-rē\

Definition of obituary for English Language Learners

  • : an article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has died recently


OBITUARY Defined for Kids

obituary

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noun obit·u·ary \ō-ˈbi-chə-ˌwer-ē\

Definition of obituary for Students

plural

obituaries

  1. :  a notice of a person's death (as in a newspaper)



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