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 \ə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwər-ist, -ˈbi-chə-rist, ō-\ 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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