Cemetery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈseməteri|  American pronunciation of the word cemetery
Brit.  |ˈsɛmɪtri|  British pronunciation of the word cemetery

noun

- a tract of land used for burials (syn: graveyard, necropolis)

Examples

...many of the soldiers who died in the battle are buried in a cemetery nearby...

Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Their ancestors are buried in the local cemetery.

The cars moved in procession to the cemetery.

...vandals desecrated the cemetery last night by covering the tombstones with graffiti...

...don't even try to extenuate their vandalism of the cemetery with the old refrain of “Boys will be boys”...

Mourners slowly passed though the gateway of the cemetery.

...the cemetery hearses an average of eight bodies a week...

...the soldier was interred with great honors at Arlington National Cemetery...

...a respectful but nonreligious interment in a private cemetery...

...the pastor's reverberant voice could be heard all over the cemetery as he read the final prayers for the deceased...

...the historic cemetery's many tombstones marking the graves of children are telling reminders of the harshness of pioneer life...

The cops pinched him right in the cemetery.

Their grief turned to hysteria when the funeral procession arrived at the cemetery.

The cemetery was vandalized during the night.

Word forms

noun
singular: cemetery
plural: cemeteries
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