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



BrE BrE//ˈkrɒpəlɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɑːpəlɪs//
(pl. necropolises
BrE BrE//nəˈkrɒpəlɪsɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈkrɑːpəlɪsɪz//
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a cemetery (= place where dead people are buried), especially a large one in an ancient city Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek, from nekros ‘dead person’ + polis ‘city’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: necropolis