Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “posthumous”

See all translations

posthumous

adjective uk   /ˈpɒs.tjʊ.məs/ us    /ˈpɑːs.tʃə-/ formal
happening after a person's death: a posthumous award
posthumously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
His last novel was published posthumously.
Translations of “posthumous”
in Spanish póstumo…
in French posthume, né orphelin de père…
in German posthum, nach dem Tode, nach dem Tod des Vaters geboren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死後發生的…
in Russian посмертный…
in Turkish ölümünden sonra…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死后发生的…
in Polish pośmiertny…
(Definition of posthumous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of posthumous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “posthumous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More