noun, plural tu·mu·lus·es, tu·mu·li [too-myuh-lahy, tyoo-]. /ˈtu myəˌlaɪ, ˈtyu-/.
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The pile was then fired and when wood and body had been consumed, earth was heaped over the ashes into a mound (tumulus).The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
It is on this summit, and on one of the most elevated parts of it, that the great tumulus stands.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
We have, indeed, in Thessaly, "a large tumulus which contained a silver urn with burned remains."Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
The monuments were generally adequately protected against this by the thick tumulus.
The tumulus was enlarged proportionately and usually completely covered the chamber.