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[greyv-klohz, -klohth z]
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plural noun
  1. the clothes or wrappings in which a body is buried; cerements.
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Origin of graveclothes

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

Examples from the Web for graveclothes

Historical Examples

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

    The Bible for Young People


  • 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