Definition of “funeral director” - English Dictionary


“funeral director” in English

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funeral directornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfjuː.nər.əl daɪˌrek.tər/ us /ˈfjuː.nɚ.əl daɪˌrek.tɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Had she started life as a funeral director instead of a milliner, it is probable that she would have infused into the dreary business something of the living quality of genius. 
  • He was employed by a funeral director in Philadelphia to write obituary verses for memorial cards. 
  • It is curious that long association with the sadness of death seems to have deprived an occasional funeral director of all sense of moderation. 

(Definition of “funeral director” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)