Dictionary.com

mass murder

[ mas-mur-der ]
/ ˈmæs ˈmɜr dər /
Save This Word!

noun
the act of killing a number of people in a single incident or over a short time period, involving more than two victims and typically a large number: He has written about mass murder by totalitarian regimes. The individual motives for mass murder vary greatly.The article is about five victims of a mass murder.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also called mass kill·ing [mas-kil-ing] /ˈmæs ˈkɪl ɪŋ/ .

Origin of mass murder

First recorded in 1915–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use mass murder in a sentence

FEEDBACK