Meaning of “corpse” in the English Dictionary

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"corpse" in British English

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corpsenoun [ C ]

uk /kɔːps/ us /kɔːrps/

C2 a dead body, usually of a person


  • The corpse was in an advanced stage of decomposition.
  • Most of the corpses were badly burned, making identification almost impossible.
  • The corpse had lain preserved in the soil for almost two millennia.

(Definition of “corpse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corpse" in American English

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corpsenoun [ C ]

us /kɔrps/

a dead body, esp. of a human

(Definition of “corpse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)