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memorialnoun [C]

uk   /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/  us   /-ˈmɔːr.i-/
C2 an ​object, often ​large and made of ​stone, that has been ​built to ​honour a ​famousperson or ​event: a war memorial The ​statue was ​erected as a memorial to those who ​died in the ​war.

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memorialadjective [before noun]

uk   /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/  us   /-ˈmɔːr.i-/
(Definition of memorial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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memorialnoun [C]

 us   /məˈmɔr·i·əl, -ˈmoʊr-/
an ​object made in ​order to ​honor a ​person or ​event: The ​statue is a memorial to those who ​died in the ​war. A memorial ​service is an ​eventheld to ​remember a ​person who has ​died.
(Definition of memorial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “memorial”
in Spanish monumento conmemorativo…
in Vietnamese tượng đài…
in Malaysian memorial…
in Thai อนุสรณ์…
in French monument…
in German das Denkmal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纪念物, 纪念碑…
in Turkish anıt, abide…
in Russian мемориал, памятник…
in Indonesian tanda peringatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紀念物, 紀念碑…
in Polish pomnik…
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