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ossuarium

os·su·ar·i·um
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [osh-oo-air-ee-uh m, os-]
    • /ˌɒʃ uˈɛər i əm, ˌɒs-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [osh-oo-air-ee-uh m, os-]
    • /ˌɒʃ uˈɛər i əm, ˌɒs-/

Definitions of ossuarium word

  • abbreviation OSSUARIUM ossuary. 1
  • noun ossuarium A charnel house; an ossuary. 1

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Parts of speech for Ossuarium

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verb
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ossuarium popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ossuarium usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ossuarium

noun ossuarium

  • charnel — ghastly; sepulchral; deathly
  • morgue — a place in which bodies are kept, especially the bodies of victims of violence or accidents, pending identification or burial.
  • ossuary — a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead.
  • columbarium — a vault having niches for funeral urns
  • crypt — A crypt is an underground room underneath a church or cathedral.

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