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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral.

Usage examples (34)
  • A catafalque is of course what is used for the absolution of the dead without a body present.
  • And here's a word that many of us are only today beginning to understand what it means, it's a catafalque, which is a platform.
  • His body lie in a casket on top of this catafalque.
  • Julien, who was now standing in front of the catafalque. for more
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