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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.

Usage examples (31)
  • Having a funeral pyre was an important custom of many cultures of the world.
  • A great funeral pyre is built and set ablaze, while his many followers watch.
  • The pyre was a single torch burning to its socket, by whose light I saw his face alone.
  • The pyre is the most spectacular of dozens of temporary funeral buildings at the site, a for more
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