What is another word for Obsequies?

Pronunciation: [ɒbsˈɛkwɪz] (IPA)

Obsequies are a doleful yet inevitable part of human life. The solemnity of these ceremonies is evident in the fact that they are marked by individual traditions and customs. Synonyms for the word 'obsequies' include 'funeral,' 'interment,' 'burial,' 'last rites,' 'committal,' and 'entombment.' Each of these synonyms has a slightly different connotation and can be used in different contexts. When referring to a specific type of funeral, the term 'wake' or 'visitation' may also be used. The use of these synonyms allows for greater expression and variation in describing the solemn proceedings that accompany the passing of a loved one.

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What are the hypernyms for Obsequies?

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

Usage examples for Obsequies

I wonder whether, besides myself, any who took part in those squalid Obsequies are alive.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
Not every bad bill has a bishop at the Obsequies.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher
In his sort, and as much as a man could who was necessarily so much taken up with himself, he was sorry for Conrad's father; Beaton had a peculiar tenderness for his own father, and he imagined how his father would feel if it were he who had been killed in Conrad's place, as it might very well have been; he sympathized with himself in view of the possibility; and for once they were mistaken who thought him indifferent and merely brutal in his failure to appear at Lindau's Obsequies.
"A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth"
William Dean Howells

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