noun, plural ne·crop·o·lis·es.
Origin of necropolis
Examples from the Web for necropolis
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.
Nor call I devise what Apion would have said, had their habitation been at Necropolis?Against Apion|Flavius Josephus
So called because by this train corpses are often conveyed on account of the Necropolis Company to Woking.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
He was buried in the family vault at the Necropolis, Toronto, on the 12th of the month.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3|John Charles Dent
His remains were interred in the Necropolis, where an elegant monument, with a bust by Fillans, has been erected to his memory.
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
British Dictionary definitions for necropolis
noun plural -lises or -leis (-ˌleɪs)
Word Origin for necropolis
Word Origin and History for necropolis
"large cemetery" of an ancient or modern city, 1803, from Late Latin, literally "city of the dead," from Greek Nekropolis, a burial place near Alexandria, from nekros (see necro-) + polis "city" (see polis).