funeral parlour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n funeral parlour a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
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Usage

In literature:

They were in the parlour, a babble of voices coming up to him; excited voices, but not funeral voices.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
His will was read on the day following the funeral, in the parlour where his coffin had rested, and by the light of a solitary gas-jet.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
In the house down in the marshes Elke had prepared the funeral meal in the best parlour and the living-room.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
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