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1. pyre

noun. ['ˈpaɪɝ'] wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite.

Synonyms

  • funeral pyre
  • cumulation
  • mound
  • agglomerate
  • heap
  • pile

Antonyms

  • distributive
  • euphemism
  • disarrange
  • empty

Etymology

  • pyra (Latin)
  • πυρά (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Pyre

  • transpire
  • yzaguirre
  • mcbryar
  • dubilier
  • conspire
  • supplier
  • require
  • misfire
  • mctier
  • enquire
  • doubtfire
  • ceasefire
  • cease-fire
  • squier
  • rewire
  • retire
  • odwyer
  • mcguyer
  • entire
  • desire
  • acquire
  • trier
  • swier
  • styer
  • stier
  • steier
  • spier
  • speier
  • schwier
  • schryer

How do you pronounce pyre?

Pronounce pyre as paɪər.

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Sentences with pyre


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hercules knew he was dying and ordered a funeral pyre to be built.

Quotes about pyre


1. Logic kills. Faith burns. Better to be the one with the torch than the one on the pyre.
- Chris Galford, The Hollow March

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