• TetiniÔnkhÛ, Sitting Before the Funeral Repast
    TetiniÔnkhÛ, Sitting Before the Funeral Repast
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj funereal suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial "funereal gloom","hollow sepulchral tones"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman
Wall, Josiah and me, we went to that funeral Wall, Josiah and me, we went to that funeral
Chinese funeral procession Chinese funeral procession
Funeral Pile of Sulla Funeral Pile of Sulla

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
    • a Funereal Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn; as, at a funereal pace. "What seem to us but sad funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odds numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only
    • funereal Characteristic of or suitable for a funeral; hence, mournful; dismal; lugubrious; gloomy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Andrew Jackson's funeral in 1845, his pet parrot had to be removed because it was swearing.
    • Funereal pertaining to or suiting a funeral: dismal: mournful
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  • Voltaire
    “Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.”
  • Sidney Thompson Dobell
    Sidney Thompson Dobell
    “As grand and griefless as a rich man's funeral.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he's dead.”
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    “If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral.”
  • Yiddish Proverb
    Yiddish Proverb
    “He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.”


It's your funeral - The other person has made a decision that you think is bad. However, it is their choice; it is their funeral.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. funereus, fr. fentus, a funeral
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. funeralis—L. funus, funĕris, a funeral procession.


In literature:

Hymns harvest, communion, funerals, Sunday schools, and hymns for children bach are here.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
One man casually informed me that he attends all the funerals!
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.
For Little's idea of entertainment was to talk about funerals.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
He had watched the funeral procession pass with furtive interest.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I will attend to the funeral in the evening or to-morrow.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
To attempt to cross the street between the carriages of a funeral procession, is rude and disrespectful.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Presently, as she sat there, a bell began tolling, and a funeral procession passed along the road below.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The sons were to pay, in specified proportions, all his funeral charges.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
You remember that funeral business?
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
I'd get ready for the funeral.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The women crowd into and about the house, still wailing as before, but not the funeral song.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
Jem and I were always fond of funerals, but this funeral, and the fuss that it made in the parish, we were never likely to forget.
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Thirty I shall reserve for my funeral expenses, and twenty will be thy portion.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Is it to be a totaller's funeral then?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
All at once we got into a long line of carriages, and moved on as if we were going to a funeral instead of a birthday.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
And what twaddle, that about the funeral train, what betraying arrangements in a country where every sign-post has eyes!
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
His funeral here was most impressive, and saddened the countenances of thousands who witnessed the pageant.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Between bursts of sobs Samuel explained that his father was in gaol, and he himself had not a penny to pay for the funeral.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Yet I had received ere that a hint, if I had understood; and the occasion was a funeral.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This bright, crisp, last day of October was the day of the funeral.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume II (of 3)" by Richard Dowling

In poetry:

The funeral train has long past on,
And time wiped dry the father's tear!
Farewell -- lost maiden! -- there is one
That mourns thee yet -- and he is here.
"Dirge Over A Nameless Grave" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The riderless horse was led in the rear;
There were white plumes waving over the bier;
Helmet and sword were laid on the pall,
For, it was a soldier's funeral.
"The Soldier's Funeral " by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
We hear of death that is not our woe,
And see the shadow of funerals creeping
Over the sweet fresh roads by the reaping;
But do we weep till our loved ones go?
"Ours To Endure" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
The funeral and the marriage, now, alas!
We know not which is sadder to recall;
For youth and happiness have followed age,
And green grass lieth gently over all.
"In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport" by Emma Lazarus
Brothers in motley, the season is here;
Small is the boon that we sadly invoke:
Butcher it, murder it, jump on its ear!--
Down with the grandmother-funeral joke!
"Ballade Of A Hardy Annual" by Franklin Pierce Adams
No splendid show of solemn funeral rite,
No stricken mourners following his bier,
No peal of organ reaching thro' his night,
Is rendered him whom now we bury here.
"A Soldiers Funeral" by John William Streets

In news:

The funeral for Lina Lorene Kimbrough, 82, of Athens will be at 2 pm today at Spry Funeral Home with Ken Grant officiating.
Funeral services for Charles Littlejohn , 79, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz.
Funeral services for Lodine Raymon are incomplete with Frary Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Funeral services for Russell Lough , 65, of Adair were held Monday, Feb 27, 2012, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am Friday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Kenneth Lunn , Greg Gwin, and David Andrews officiating.
Funeral arrange­ments are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion.
Funeral service was December 11 at VanReenen Funeral Home with Rev.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, who is handling the arrangements.
The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 pm at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.
A funeral was held at 6 pm Wednesday in the Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services for Marguerite ' Marge ' Colegrove, 93, of Armstrong will be held 1:30 pm Sunday, Oct 21, 2012, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating.
Funeral services for Brent Marrowbone, 47, of Eagle Butte are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Funeral service will be 11 am, Oct 10 at Bolton Funeral Home, Columbiana with Rev.
Funeral director accused of pocketing pre-paid funeral services.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Owen Funeral Home.

In science:

At Ramanujan’s funeral on April 26, 1920, most of his orthodox Brahmin relatives stayed away, since Ramanujan was tainted in their eyes, having crossed the waters on his sea voyage to England in April 1914.
And free lunch for all...
I recited this at his funeral, having made the effort of learning it by heart.
Carlo Cercignani's Interests for the Foundations of Physics