A mortuary is a place where people who have died are buried. Mortuaries are usually located in funeral homes, but they can also be found in hospitals.

  • The mortuary is a very disturbing place.

  • The mortuary is a place where the dead are brought before they are buried.

Definition of mortuary


a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation


dead room, morgue


of or relating to or characteristic of death


of or relating to a funeral

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Example Sentences for mortuary

  • 1

    It would be scary to be in a mortuary.

  • 2

    He is introduced at the game's beginning in the mortuary.

  • 3

    To the east, of the Pyramid sat the mortuary temple.

  • 4

    The coffins of the dead were lined adjacent to the mortuary.

  • 5

    The laundry room down in the basement is the old mortuary.

  • 6

    The lower ground contains the canteen, the pharmacy and the mortuary.

  • 7

    In 1902, a mortuary chapel was built in the lower level of the cathedral.

  • 8

    She sits resignedly on a curb at the mortuary's car park.

  • 9

    Comer and the mortuary challenged the state's decision to revoke their licenses.

  • 10

    The former mortuary and a part of the western wall are still in place.