Synonyms
Etymology

1. cemetery

noun. ['ˈsɛməˌtɛri, ˈsɛmɪˌtɛri'] a tract of land used for burials.

Synonyms

  • burying ground
  • burial ground
  • land site
  • potter's field
  • site
  • graveyard
  • memorial park
  • necropolis

Etymology

  • cimiterie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cimitiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Cemetery

  • adversary
  • appleberry
  • arterberry
  • asbury
  • atterbury
  • auberry
  • banbury
  • beneficiary
  • bicentenary
  • blackberry
  • blueberry
  • brackenbury
  • bradberry
  • bradbury
  • brimberry
  • cadbury
  • canterbury
  • capillary
  • carberry
  • cardiopulmonary

How do you pronounce cemetery?

Pronounce cemetery as ˈsɛmɪˌtɛri.

US - How to pronounce cemetery in American English

UK - How to pronounce cemetery in British English

How to spell cemetery? Is it cemetary? Or cemetry? Common misspellings are:

  • cemetary
  • cemetry

Example sentences of the word cemetery


1. Noun, singular or mass
This service is said at the cemetery by a respected person who leads the service.

Quotes containing the word cemetery


1. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
- Steve Jobs

2. When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

3. I had a dream about you. Flowers were overflowing in the cemetery, so we decided to have a picnic there. You brought apple pie, and I brought my Aunt Mildred, who’d been dead for some time and I just hadn’t gotten around to disposing of her body. I thought you’d think me both efficient and romantic, but it turns out you didn’t. You only saw the romantic side of my action.
- Jarod Kintz, Dreaming is for lovers

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