Todays Word: necrology

Word: necrology

PRONUNCIATION:

(nuh-KROL-uh-jee, neh-)

MEANING:

noun:
1. A list of those who have died during a specific period.
2. An obituary.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Greek necro- (dead) + -logy (account). Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:

“The fare structure is one reason Independence Air has joined a necrology of low-cost carriers that stretches over four decades.”
Marc Fisher; We Loved That Airline To Death; Washington Post; Jan 5, 2006.

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