Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to death.

Part of speech: noun

A published notice of a death.

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Usage examples "obituary":

  1. His obituary, written by his bosom friend Col. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. Barnes had outlived not only his contemporaries but his renown, and most of the journalists detailed to write his obituary notice had evidently found it a hard task to say why he should be held in remembrance. - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  3. He died in 1842, " amid the regrets of a community who," to adopt the language of a contemporary obituary, " loved him for the mild excellence of his domestic and private character, no less than they esteemed him as a public man." - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.