funeral noun definition in Religious ceremonies topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

funeral

 noun: Religious ceremonies topic
a ceremony, usually a religious one, for burying or cremating (= burning) a dead person Hundreds of people attended the funeral. a funeral procession a funeral march (= a sad piece of music suitable for funerals)(informal) used to tell somebody that they, and nobody else, will have to deal with the unpleasant results of their own actions

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