[greyv-klohz, -klohth z]

Origin of graveclothes

First recorded in 1525–35; grave1 + clothes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for graveclothes

Historical Examples of graveclothes

  • And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

  • Then she turned and passed away into the shadow of the trees; I heard her graveclothes sweep upon the grass.

    Montezuma's Daughter

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Folding the graveclothes decently over the body, Luke prepared to depart.


    William Harrison Ainsworth