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



BrE BrE//əˈbɪtʃuəri//
; NAmE NAmE//oʊˈbɪtʃueri//
(pl. obituaries) Journalism
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an article about somebody’s life and achievements, that is printed in a newspaper soon after they have died an obituary column/notice Wordfinderarticle, columnist, editorial, feature, headline, journalist, newspaper, obituary, review, supplement See related entries: Journalism Word Originearly 18th cent.: from medieval Latin obituarius, from Latin obitus ‘death’, from obit- ‘perished’, from the verb obire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obituary