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memorial

me·mo·ri·al

memorial

 
pronunciation:
m mo ri l
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part of speech: noun
definition: a ceremony, custom, or public structure to honor a dead person or past event.
The city erected a memorial for the soldiers who had been killed.Hundreds of people attended the memorial for the slain police officer.
 
synonyms:
commemoration, monument
similar words:
cenotaph, funeral, homage, Kaddish, mausoleum, obituary, obsequies, shrine, testimonial, tombstone, tribute
derivation: memorially (adv.)
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The word memorial contains the following part:
memor, member, membr Latin root that means memory
synonyms:
mne, mnes, mnest