mausoleum mausoleum  /ˌmɔ sə ˈli əm/


  • (n) a large burial chamber, usually above ground


  1. After the family nixed the idea of burying Michael Jackson at Neverland, they decided on a resting place at a celebrity-filled mausoleum in Glendale, Calif.
  2. A mausoleum on the university grounds in Sapporo still holds the bones of 972 Ainu.
  3. Helmsley's brother Alvin Rosenthal has been appointed guardian of the white Maltese until it dies, when it will be buried beside Helmsley in a mausoleum in New York State.


  1. Construction trailer burglarized at Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Someone took several items from a construction trailer at the site of the new Myrtle Hill Mausoleum, according to a Rome police report. According to the report: A member of the construction crew to...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Rome News-Tribune

  2. Sue Gilmore: Making music in a mausoleum; Oakland's Chapel of Chimes greets the summer solstice

    Mausoleum in Oakland to host dozens of artists
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Making way for a mausoleum

    WAILUKU - With Maui Memorial Park at capacity, the Wailuku cemetery has begun construction on its second mausoleum. "It's going to be beautiful," General Manager Pat Puana said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Maui News

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  1. Mr Gorbachev, 77, said: "My view is [that] we should not be occupied right now with grave-digging. But we will necessarily come to a time when the mausoleum will have lost its meaning and we will bury [Lenin], give him up to the earth as his family...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Mikhail Gorbachev Source: Independent

  2. "I will be there ...... and, yes, the brothers will carry him from the hearse to the front of the mausoleum," Randy Jackson told the celebrity website on Tuesday.
    on Aug 18, 2009 By: Randy Jackson Source: AFP

  3. "It was an honour to pay my respects at the Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Izam Mohammed Ali Jinnah," referring to the founder of Pakistan. "His words spoken in 1947 are just as strong and relevant today: 'My message to you all is of hope, courage and...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Mohammed Ali Jinnah Source: WireUpdate

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