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Definition of Funeral

Funeral

  1. The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
  2. The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
  3. A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
  4. Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Funeral Quotations

Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral.
Demetri Martin

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
George Eliot

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.
Erma Bombeck
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Funeral Translations

funeral in Italian is sepoltura, funerale
funeral in Norwegian is begravelse
funeral in Spanish is funeral, entierro