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Meaning of “funeral” in the English Dictionary

"funeral" in British English

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funeralnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfjuː.nər.əl/  us   /-nɚ.əl/
B2 a (usually ​religious) ​ceremony for ​burying or ​burning the ​body of a ​deadperson: The funeral will be held next ​Friday. Over 300 ​mournersattended the funeral. a funeral procession

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

"funeral" in American English

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funeralnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfju·nər·əl/
a ​ceremonyhonoring someone who has ​recentlydied, which ​happens before ​burying or ​burning the ​body
(Definition of funeral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “funeral”
in Korean 장례식…
in Arabic جَنازة…
in Malaysian upacara pengebumian…
in French funérailles…
in Russian похороны…
in Chinese (Traditional) 葬禮, 喪禮…
in Italian funerale…
in Turkish cenaze töreni…
in Polish pogrzeb…
in Spanish funeral…
in Vietnamese đám tang…
in Portuguese funeral…
in Thai งานศพ…
in German das Begräbnis, Begräbnis-……
in Catalan enterrament, funeral…
in Japanese 葬式…
in Chinese (Simplified) 葬礼, 丧礼…
in Indonesian upacara pemakaman…
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