What is another word for catafalque?

169 synonyms found


[ kˈatɐfˌalk], [ kˈatɐfˌalk], [ k_ˈa_t_ɐ_f_ˌa_l_k]

A catafalque is a platform or framework used to support a coffin, often during a funeral or memorial service. As for synonyms, there are a number of options that can be used interchangeably with this term. For instance, one might use the term bier, which is a framework similar to a catafalque that is typically used in Christian traditions. Another option might be the term hearse, which refers more specifically to the vehicle or carriage used to transport a coffin. Still others might use the term pall, which refers to a cloth that is draped over a coffin during a funeral procession. Overall, there are many different ways to describe these types of platforms or frameworks, depending on the specific context and cultural traditions involved.

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What are the hypernyms for Catafalque?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Catafalque?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for catafalque (as nouns)

Usage examples for Catafalque

The stage was filled with musicians, and in its centre, banked by violets, violets only, was the catafalque.
James Huneker
How could she put it in words, the ghastliness of this perpetual reminder of that which in her heart she longed to forget-this feeling that had been growing on her for so long, that she ought to feel more remorse for marrying Beverley Temple than grief at losing him-that all this solemn mourning for him was like those state funerals, where there is a great service, a catafalque, a coffin, mourners-everything except a corpse?
Molly Elliot Seawell
At the funeral of General Grant, twice a President, and regarded as the saviour of his country, there was a gorgeous catafalque of purple velvet, but at the ordinary funeral there are none of these trappings.
"Manners and Social Usages"
Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood

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