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1. charnel

noun. a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited.

Synonyms

  • vault
  • burial vault

Antonyms

  • lovable
  • defensive
  • unaggressive

Etymology

  • charnel (French)
  • carnale (Latin)

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2. charnel

adjective. gruesomely indicative of death or the dead.

Synonyms

  • offensive
  • ghastly

Antonyms

  • joyous
  • good
  • palatable

Etymology

  • charnel (French)
  • carnale (Latin)

Example sentences of the word charnel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Because the graveyards had limited space, old coffins were sometimes dug up and the bones placed in a separate building -- called a charnel house -- to make room for new graves.

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