[ sep-uh l-cher ]
/ ˈsɛp əl tʃər /


the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
sepulcher; tomb.

Origin of sepulture

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra -ure

Related forms

se·pul·tur·al [suh-puhl-cher-uh l] /səˈpʌl tʃər əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sepulture


/ (ˈsɛpəltʃə) /


the act of placing in a sepulchre
an archaic word for sepulchre

Word Origin for sepulture

C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury
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