[ nuh-krol-uh-jee, ne- ]
/ nəˈkrɒl ə dʒi, nɛ- /

noun, plural ne·crol·o·gies.

a list of persons who have died within a certain time.
a notice of death; obituary.

Origin of necrology

First recorded in 1720–30; necro- + -logy

Related forms

nec·ro·log·i·cal [nek-ruh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌnɛk rəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, nec·ro·log·ic, adjectivenec·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbne·crol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for necrologist


/ (nɛˈkrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a list of people recently dead
a less common word for obituary

Derived Forms

necrological (ˌnɛkrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenecrologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for necrologist


[ nə-krŏlə-jē ]


The science of the collection, classification, and interpretation of mortality statistics.

Related forms

ne•crolo•gist n.
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