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catafalque

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Etymology

From French catafalque, from Italian catafalco

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkætəˌfælk/, SAMPA: /"k{t@%f{lk/

Noun

Singular
catafalque

Plural
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  1. A platform used to display or convey a coffin during a funeral, often ornate

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