Definitions for obituaryoʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i
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obituary, obit, necrology(noun)
a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
pl. The section of a newspaper in which obituaries are printed; as, I saw the notice of his death in the obituaries.
Especially: A notice of the death of a person, published in a newspaper or other periodical, accompanied by a biographical sketch which may be brief ro extended; as, the funeral director arranged placed an obituary in the local papaer.
Origin: [Cf. F. obituaire. See Obit.]
A brief notice of a personu2019s death, as published in a newspaper.
A biography of a recently deceased person, written by a journalist and published in a newspaper.
that which pertains to, or is called forth by, the obit or death of a person; esp., an account of a deceased person; a notice of the death of a person, accompanied by a biographical sketch
a list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead
Origin: [See Obit.]
An obituary is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, typically along with an account of the person's life and information about the upcoming funeral. In large cities and larger newspapers, obituaries are written only for people considered significant. In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information. Two types of paid advertisements are related to obituaries. One, known as a death notice, omits most biographical details and may be a legally required public notice under some circumstances. The other type, a paid memorial advertisement, is usually written by family members or friends, perhaps with assistance from a funeral home. Both types of paid advertisements are usually run as classified advertisements.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
It may be too early to write a political obituary for Jim Prentice but clearly he's worried, there's a reason most governments don't run an election on a bad news budget, a budget where they raised taxes for the first time since the 1980s.
Social media drives a lot of it. People feel more comfortable these days sharing more of their private lives, even the parts that aren't happy or glamorous, and that's influencing how they share the news when loved ones die; it's changing the ways they reach out for support, and, as more of these very unique obituaries get publicity, it makes people realize, 'Hey, an obituary can be whatever I want it to be.'.
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- Todesanzeige, Traueranzeige, Nachruf, NekrologGerman
- νεκρολογία, αναγγελία θανάτουGreek
- necrología, obituarioSpanish
- kuolinilmoitus, muistokirjoitusFinnish
- iomradh-bàisScottish Gaelic
- מוֹדַעַת אֵבֶלHebrew
- nekrológ, gyászjelentésHungarian
- nekrolog, minneordNorwegian
- nekrolog, osmrtnicaSlovene
- dödsannons, nekrolog, minnesord, dödsnotisSwedish
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