Part of speech: noun

An underground gallery used as a burial place.

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Usage examples "catacomb":

  1. Its date is different from that of any known catacomb, and it has been reserved for the burial of the highest Christians, so that the remains and the relics are quite different from anything which has ever been seen before. - "The Green Flag", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  2. All round the walls, except at the altar and the entrance, runs a low stone seat after the true type of the Christian Catacomb. - "The Story of Rouen", Sir Theodore Andrea Cook.
  3. 3. The Catacomb of Sta. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.