a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city.
a historic or prehistoric burial ground.
- nec·ro·pol·i·tan [nek-ruh-pol-i-tn], /ˌnɛk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn/, adjective
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How to use necropolis in a sentence
My first novel, Alive in necropolis—or, rather, the process of writing it—changed me.
As I mentioned above, I got started writing Alive in necropolis because my agent gave me a nudge in that direction.
We then came to the necropolis of St. Miniato, a church considered to be one of the oldest on the continent.From the Thames to the Tiber | J. Wardle
The necropolis has been robbed to form the collections of Salt, Drouetti, and others.The Overland Guide-book | James Barber
Only one sepulchre now remains open in the necropolis, half way up the slope of a mound called the Poggio Reale.Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan
Near the cathedral is a cemetery called the necropolis, situated on very elevated ground, and highly attractive.The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland and Scotland: | Thomas W. Silloway
Demetrios betook himself to a part of the wood which sheltered the necropolis of the high priests of the goddess.Ancient Manners | Pierre Louys
British Dictionary definitions for necropolis
a burial site or cemetery
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