[seer-muh nt, ser-uh-]
- a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead.
- any graveclothes.
Origin of cerement
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Related Words for cerementveil, cloak, pall, envelope, sheet, garment, dress, screen, cover, shelter, shade, wrap, vault, shadow, clothing, cerement, cerecloth
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Historical Examples of cerement
Wrapper by wrapper he undid, cerement on cerement, till both Leonora and I wondered when he would stop.HE
- another name for cerecloth
- any burial clothes
Word Origin for cerement
C17: from French cirement, from cirer to wax; see cere ²
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