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Meaning of CENOTAPH

Pronunciation:  'senu`taf

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a monument built to honor soldiers who died in a war

CENOTAPH is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: memorial, monument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cen"o*taph\ (s[-e]n"[-o]*t[.a]f), n. [Gr. kenota`fion;
keno`s empty + ta`fos burial, tomb: cf. F. c['e]notaphe.]
An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who
is buried elsewhere. --Dryden.

      A cenotaph in Westminster Abbey.         --Macaulay.

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