What does the word obituary mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to death.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A published notice of a death.

Usage examples for obituary

  1. 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 by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. 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 by Henry Scadding
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