catafalque catafalque

Definition(s):

  • (n) a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral

Usage(s):

  1. Audiences went away from Frankenstein wondering whether the monster really died in the blazing mill that seemed to be his catafalque.
  2. Chatter was hushed as the catafalque moved slowly past.
  3. When sealed, the simple mahogany box lined with lead was placed upon a catafalque.

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