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Many old music hall fans were present at the funeral today of Fred 'Chuckles' Jenkins, Britain's oldest and unfunniest comedian. In tribute, the vicar read out one of Fred's jokes, and the congregation had two minutes silence.
Ronnie Barker

Meaning of "funeral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FUNERAL

From Medieval Latin fūnerālia, from Late Latin fūnerālis (adj), from Latin fūnus funeral.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FUNERAL

funeral  [ˈfjuːnərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FUNERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Funeral is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FUNERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

funeral

Funeral

A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. Customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. The word funeral comes from the Latin funus, which had a variety of meanings, including the corpse and the funerary rites themselves. Funerary art is art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of tombs, and objects specially made for burial with a corpse.

Definition of funeral in the English dictionary

The first definition of funeral in the dictionary is a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated. Other definition of funeral is a procession of people escorting a corpse to burial. Funeral is also worry; concern; affair.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FUNERAL


admiral
ˈædmərəl
agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
architectural
ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl
corporal
ˈkɔːpərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
farmers-general
ˌfɑːməzˈdʒenərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
Governor-General
ˌɡʌvənəˈdʒenərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
liberal
ˈlɪbərəl
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
minerals
ˈmɪnərəl
mural
ˈmjʊərəl
outgeneral
ˌaʊtˈdʒɛnərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FUNERAL

fundraising
funds
fundus
Fundy
funebre
funebrial
funemployment
Funen
funeral director
funeral home
funeral march
funeral oration
funeral parlour
funeral procession
funeral pyre
funeral service
funerary
funereal
funereally
funest

WORDS THAT END LIKE FUNERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consul general
consulate general
director general
director-general
four-star general
governor general
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
neral
secretary-general
several
Solicitor General
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of funeral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FUNERAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «funeral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of funeral

Translation of «funeral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FUNERAL

Find out the translation of funeral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of funeral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «funeral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

葬礼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

funeral
570 millions of speakers

English

funeral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतिम संस्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَنَازَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

похороны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

funeral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্ত্যেষ্টিক্রিয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enterrement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengebumian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beerdigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

葬式
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장례식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemakaman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đám tang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறுதி சடங்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दफन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cenaze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

funerale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pogrzeb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

похорон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înmormântare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κηδεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

begrafnis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

begravning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

begravelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of funeral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FUNERAL»

The term «funeral» is very widely used and occupies the 6.869 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FUNERAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «funeral» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «funeral» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about funeral

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10 QUOTES WITH «FUNERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word funeral.
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Marina Abramovic
You can't choreograph death, but you can choreograph your funeral.
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George Ade
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
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Anita Baker
I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn't have a vocalist. I didn't get paid. I needed to sing.
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Ronnie Barker
Many old music hall fans were present at the funeral today of Fred 'Chuckles' Jenkins, Britain's oldest and unfunniest comedian. In tribute, the vicar read out one of Fred's jokes, and the congregation had two minutes silence.
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Charles Baudelaire
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
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Rob Bell
As a pastor, you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit, you get invited into the center of the event, whether or not you know the people.
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Brian Blessed
There will be no funeral! Before I get too old and ill, I'll go to South America and live among the Pemon people and meditate. When the time is right, they can throw my body into the volcano.
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Harold Brodkey
It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.
9
John Burroughs
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
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Steve Buyer
Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FUNERAL»

Discover the use of funeral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to funeral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral
And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them.... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kris Radish, 2006
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The Teacher's Funeral
If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass.
Richard Peck, 2006
3
A Funeral Manual
This book features the new Presbyterian liturgy 'The Funeral: A Service of Witness to the Resurrection.
Perry H. Biddle, Jr., 1994
4
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet ...
Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity.
Mark Leibovich, 2013
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Funeral Planning Basics
"This comprehensive funeral planning book will take you step-by-step through the process of planning a funeral.
Enodare, 2011
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No Guns At My Son's Funeral
She is a performance storyteller and an actress. She works with children and has helped them make the World's longest newspaper in eleven languages in sixteen different states in India in the year 2000. This is her thirteenth book.
Paro Anand, 2005
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Funeral, Memorial and Thanksgiving Services: Creative ideas ...
Arising out of many year's experience of helping to lead local church worship and counselling work in a children's hospice, this is the first of three new volumes that focuses on the occasions when many non-churchgoers visit a church: for ...
Jan Brind, Tessa Wilkinson, 2008
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Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked?: A Funeral Director ...
A funeral director reflects on 30 years of serving the living and the deceased while providing us with a behind-the-scenes story told with both empathy and humor.
Robert Webster, 2007
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FDR's Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a ...
The thrilling story of what took place behind the Pullman shades, where women whispered and men tossed back highballs, has never been told.
Robert Klara, 2010
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God's Funeral
A narrative examining faith in the western world illuminates the central tragedy of the nineteenth century--that God, or rather man's faith in God, died, but the need to worship remained as a torment to those who thought they had buried Him
A. N. Wilson, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FUNERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term funeral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Thousands attend David Masondo's funeral (gallery)
People of South Africa have come in numbers to celebate the life of legendary musician David Masondo at his funeral service in Hammarsdale ... «Citizen, Jul 15»
2
Omar Sharif laid to rest at solemn Egyptian funeral in Cairo after …
The funeral was held at the grand mosque of Mushir Tantawi in an eastern neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital, where key religious ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Calls for regulation of funeral industry after shocking revelations
SELF-regulation of the funeral industry is failing to work, with health and safety practices being flouted and bodies being prepared for burial in ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
4
'Violence never far,' state Sen. Mattie Hunter tells mourners at …
Mattie Hunter told the crowd Saturday at the funeral home, “As I have so often stated, our family is not exempt from the violence we face in ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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Funeral home board reviews new complaint at closed firm
LITTLE ROCK -- A new complaint has been filed with the state's funeral board against a former Jacksonville funeral home employee who is ... «Northwest Arkansas News, Jul 15»
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Funeral Services
BURLEY | Keith Keller Crane of Burley, funeral at 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, at the Burley LDS 3rd and 7th Ward Church, 2200 Oakley Ave. in ... «Twin Falls Times-News, Jul 15»
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Online donors chip in for kayakers' funeral
RARITAN TWP. — "Please donate to help my family raise money to put toward funeral expenses. Any amount- whether it be money or love- is ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Funeral Monday for Trumbull Native Killed on D.C. Metro
Kevin Sutherland (right), pictured here with Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, was stabbed and killed on a Metro train in Washington, D.C. ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
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Funeral directors battling public concern over crematories as …
MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Brian Leffler, a funeral director at Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home in Wilkes-Barre, wants to purchase ... «Citizens Voice, Jul 15»
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Easton to host reception after shooting victim's funeral, mayor says
It is also stepping up to cover costs of a public reception next weekend following his funeral service, Mayor Sal Panto Jr. said Saturday. «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»

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