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burialnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈber.i.əl/ us   /ˈber.i.əl/
C2 the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this: We went back to Ireland for my uncle's burial.
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(Definition of burial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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burialnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈber·i·əl/
the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony performed when this is done: [C] We went back to Minnesota for my uncle’s burial.
(Definition of burial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burial”
in Arabic دَفْن…
in Korean 매장…
in Portuguese sepultamento, enterro…
in Catalan enterrament…
in Japanese 埋葬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 埋葬, 葬礼…
in Turkish defin, gömme, toprağa verme…
in Russian похороны…
in Chinese (Traditional) 埋葬, 葬禮…
in Italian sepoltura…
in Polish pogrzeb…
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