1. columbarium

noun. a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns.


  • burial vault

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2. columbarium

noun. a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead.


  • niche
  • recess

3. columbarium

noun. a birdhouse for pigeons.


  • columbary
  • dovecote

Sentences with columbarium

1. Noun, singular or mass
Some people choose to bury the ashes of their spouses or put them in a columbarium, a memorial specifically for cremated ashes.