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Definition of catafalque noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

catafalque

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌfɔk//
 
, NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌfælk//
 
 
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a decorated platform on which the dead body of a famous person is placed before a funeral
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: catafalque