Graveyard - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡreɪvjɑːrd|  American pronunciation of the word graveyard
Brit.  |ˈɡreɪvjɑːd|  British pronunciation of the word graveyard


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


...reflecting the Quaker avoidance of personal vanity, the graveyard is not marked by so much as a single headstone...

...looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween...

...explored the historic graveyard and saw tombs that dated back two centuries...

My mother rests beside my father in the family graveyard.

Vandals had violated the graveyard.

we followed the bier to the graveyard

Word forms

singular: graveyard
plural: graveyards
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