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mausoleum

mau·so·le·um

mausoleum

 
pronunciation:
maw z li m [or] maw s li m
part of speech: noun
inflections: mausolea, mausoleums
definition: a large, elaborate tomb, or the structure that houses such a tomb.
The crowd moved slowly through the mausoleum, viewing the preserved body of their fallen leader.
synonyms:
sepulcher, tomb, vault
similar words:
crypt, grave, shrine
derivation: mausolean (adj.)