cemetery
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɛm.ɪˌtɹi/, /ˈsɛm.əˌtɹi/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsɛm.ɪˌtɛɹ.i/, /ˈsɛm.əˌtɛɹ.i/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈsem.ɘˌtʃɹi/, /ˈsem.ɘˌtiɘɹ.i/
  • (AAVE) IPA: [ˈsɪm.əˌtɛ.ɪ]
Noun

cemetery (plural cemeteries)

  1. A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, Pt II, Ch. 2:
      The plain around was interspersed with cemeteries, Turk, Greek, and Armenian, with their growth of cypress trees...
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 37:
      ...the cemetery—which people of shattering wit like Sampson never tired of calling ‘the dead centre of town’...
Synonyms


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