Definition of mausoleum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɔːsəˈliːəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɔːsəˈliːəm//
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a special building made to hold the dead body of an important person or the dead bodies of a family the royal mausoleum See related entries: Death Word Originlate 15th cent.: via Latin from Greek Mausōleion, from Mausōlos, the name of a king of Caria (4th cent. bc), to whose tomb in Halicarnassus the name was originally applied.
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