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noun [C]     /ˈfjuː.nər.əl/ US  /-nɚ.əl/
B2 a (usually religious) ceremony for burying or burning the body of a dead person: The funeral will be held next Friday. Over 300 mourners attended the funeral. a funeral processionCeremoniesFunerals
(Definition of funeral noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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