Definition of obituary
: a notice of a person's death usually with a short biographical account
obituaristplay \ə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwər-ist, -ˈbi-chə-rist, ō-\ noun
Examples of obituary in a Sentence
I read her obituary in the newspaper.
several obituaries for Herman Melville portrayed him as an obscure, largely forgotten author
Recent Examples of obituary from the Web
The police said her last address was 4312 Cypress Ave., but her obituary, which ran in the paper that Friday, listed her address as 4433 S. Benton Blvd.
Mr Liu, an academic and author specialising in literature and philosophy, was eight years into an 11-year sentence for subversion (see our obituary).
This obituary was posted in the @theScoutnews over the weekend.
Her entire New York Times obituary is worth a read.
One week after 15-year-old Sadie Riggs committed suicide, her obituary is going viral.
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of their 15-year-old daughter with a heartbreaking obituary.
The New York Times is good at things like socks — socks and obituaries.
According to West’s obituary, he was married three times and had six children.
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Origin and Etymology of obituary
Medieval Latin obituarium, from Latin obitus death
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
OBITUARY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of obituary for Students
: a notice of a person's death (as in a newspaper)
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