Necropolis - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nəˈkrɑːpəlɪs|  American pronunciation of the word necropolis
Brit.  |nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs|  British pronunciation of the word necropolis


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


Archaeologists uncovered a necropolis of ancient Rome. ancient necropolis that has given archaeologists valuable insights into how people once lived and died...

the extensive necropolis which served the Etruscan city of Caere

Word forms

singular: necropolis
plural: necropolises or necropoleis
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