What is another word for tombstones?

Pronunciation: [tˈuːmstə͡ʊnz] (IPA)

Tombstones are used to mark the final resting place of a deceased person. However, there are many other synonyms that can be used instead of the word "tombstones". Grave markers, gravestones, headstones, memorial stones, and commemorative plaques are some of the common alternatives. Some people also use terms like cemetery markers or burial monuments to describe the same objects. These synonyms are often used interchangeably depending on the cultural practices and beliefs of a particular community. Despite the differences in names, all these synonyms refer to the same object that serves to commemorate the life and memories of a loved one who has passed away.

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Usage examples for Tombstones

He appeared to regard several houses attentively, to peer into the windows that were open, to eye the villagers wistfully as they returned from church, and then to pass some time in the church-yard reading the tombstones.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
On making some inquiries about him, I gathered that he was descended from a line of farmers, that had always lived on the same spot, and owned the same property; and that half of the church-yard was taken up with the tombstones of his race.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
Air all the tombstones standin' up straight, do you know?
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale

Famous quotes with Tombstones

  • Many peoples' tombstones should read 'Died at 30, burried at 60.'
    Nicholas M. Butler
  • Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name.
    Dennis Flanagan
  • A "Win-Win" Situation is the one where we give cheerfully to the Society as much as we can, and also accept gracefully whatsoever the Society offers to us. Interestingly, the givers gets richer by giving, and they also see their names carved on hearts and minds (rather than only on tombstones) in such win-win situations. Remember: Doing nothing for others = Undoing of yourselves.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • "The city itself swung slowly toward us silent as a dream. No sign of life but puffs of steam from skyscraper chimneys, the motion of the traffic. The mighty towers stood like tombstones in a graveyard, leaning against the sky and waiting for -- for what? Someday we'll know."
    Edward Abbey
  • Outside the door a group of men stood whispering while the less solemn parts of the Mass were being said. These men stared about them at the rolling country of little hills and commented on the crops, the weather, the tombstones or whatever came into their dreaming minds. 'Very weedy piece of spuds, them of Mick Finnegan's.' 'He doesn't put on the dung, Larry: the man that doesn't drive on the dung won't take out a crop.' A pause, 'Nothing like the dung.' (p13)
    Patrick Kavanagh

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