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



(US English sepulcher) noun
BrE BrE//ˈseplkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseplkər//
(old use) Death
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a place for a dead body, either cut in rock or built of stone See related entries: Death Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin sepulcrum ‘burial place’, from sepelire ‘bury’.