[ oh-bich-oo-er-ee ]
/ oʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i /
noun, plural o·bit·u·ar·ies.
a notice of the death of a person, often with a biographical sketch, as in a newspaper.
of, relating to, or recording a death or deaths: the obituary page of a newspaper.
Origin of obituary
Related formso·bit·u·ar·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obituarist
/ (əˈbɪtjʊərɪ) /
noun plural -aries
a published announcement of a death, often accompanied by a short biography of the dead person
Derived Formsobituarist, noun
Word Origin for obituary
C18: from Medieval Latin obituārius, from Latin obīre to fall, from ob- down + īre to go
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