cerement

[ seer-muh nt, ser-uh- ]
/ ˈsɪər mənt, ˈsɛr ə- /

noun Usually cerements.

a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead.
any graveclothes.

Nearby words

  1. cerebrovascular,
  2. cerebrovascular accident,
  3. cerebrum,
  4. cerecloth,
  5. ceredigion,
  6. ceremonial,
  7. ceremonial tea,
  8. ceremonious,
  9. ceremoniously,
  10. ceremony

Origin of cerement

First recorded in 1595–1605; cere2 + -ment

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Examples from the Web for cerement

  • Wrapper by wrapper he undid, cerement on cerement, till both Leonora and I wondered when he would stop.

    HE|Andrew Lang


British Dictionary definitions for cerement

cerement

/ (ˈsɪəmənt) /

noun

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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