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me·mo·ri·al

memorial

 
pronunciation:
m mo ri l
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part of speech: noun
definition: a ceremony, custom, building, or statue to honor a dead person or past event.
The town held a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Vietnam war.
 
synonyms:
monument
similar words:
funeral, shrine, tombstone, tribute
derivation: memorially (adv.)
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The word memorial contains the following parts:
memor, member, membr Latin root that means memory
synonyms:
mne, mnes, mnest