Deathbed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdeθbed|  American pronunciation of the word deathbed
Brit.  |ˈdɛθbɛd|  British pronunciation of the word deathbed

noun

- the last few hours before death
- the bed on which a person dies

Examples

...though he was an outspoken defender of liberty, this son of Virginia did not manumit his own slaves until he was on his deathbed...

On his deathbed the General was attended by several doctors.

the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

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