Definition of Catafalque

1. Noun. A decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral.

Generic synonyms: Bier



Definition of Catafalque

1. n. A temporary structure sometimes used in the funeral solemnities of eminent persons, for the public exhibition of the remains, or their conveyance to the place of burial.

Definition of Catafalque

1. Noun. A platform used to display or convey a coffin during a funeral, often ornate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catafalque

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catafalque

catacorner
catacoustic
catacoustics
catacrotic
catacrotic pulse
catacrotism
catadicrotic
catadicrotic pulse
catadicrotism
catadidymus
catadioptric
catadioptrics
catadromous
catafalco
catafalcoes
catafalque (current term)
catafalques
catagelophobia
catagen
catagenesis
cataglottis
catagmatic
catalanoite
catalase
catalases
catalatic
catalatic reaction
catalectic
catalectics
catalepses

Literary usage of Catafalque

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1. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"catafalque (It*l. catafalco).—A large hearse-like construction erected over a coffin, used in the lying in state of distinguished persons, as well as during ..."

2. Ceremonial According to the Roman Rite by Giuseppe Baldeschi (1873)
"ARTICLE V.—The Absolution at the catafalque." 24. The Bishop being vested in cope and mitre, the two sacred Ministers make an inclination to him ..."

3. The United States in Our Own Time: A History from Reconstruction to by Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1903)
"catafalque AND GUARD OF HONOR.—DISTINGUISHED MEN IN PROCESSION. "LET US HAVE PEACE." AT AND NEAR THE TOMB.—THE PROCESSION ARRIVES.— THE HERO AT REST. ..."

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