Definition of Charnel house

1. Noun. A vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited.

Exact synonyms: Charnel
Generic synonyms: Burial Vault, Vault



Definition of Charnel house

1. Noun. a vault or other building in which the bones of the dead are stored ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charnel House

charmingness
charmless
charmlessly
charmlessness
charmlike
charmonia
charmonium
charmoniums
charms
charmstone
charmstones
charmwork
charneco
charnecos
charnel
charnel house (current term)
charnel houses
charnelhouse
charnelhouses
charnels
charoite
charoites
charon phage
charophyte
charophytes
charoset
charoseth
charosets
charpai
charpais

Literary usage of Charnel house

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"-THESAURUS OP HORROR; OR, THE CHARNEL-HOUSE EXPLORED!! &c.* THIS is ยป very pretty title, and we think the book is likely to have a run. ..."

2. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"... a great charnel-house, along the wall of which was a row of skulls. At the top of a pillar forming the abutment of the wall of the ..."

3. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"... a somber splendor about " The Fall of the House of Usher," and a melancholy sweetness about " Ligeia "; but Foe's tales are tales of the charnel-house, ..."

4. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1888)
"468) in use as a charnel-house, and which the latest ... Besides the charnel-house above mentioned, there arc several large hollows iu the ground in this ..."

5. London by Charles Knight (1843)
"With this object he caused the charnel-house of Old St. Paul's, and the chapel over it, to be demolished ; also a large cloister on the north of St. Paul's, ..."

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