Definition of "kaddish" [kaddish]

  • An ancient Jewish liturgical prayer largely written in Aramaic and used in various forms to separate sections of the liturgy. Mourners have the right to recite some of these in public prayer during the year after, and on the anniversary of, a death (noun)
  • A Jewish prayer recited during services, and when mourning the death of a close relative. (noun)

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Use "kaddish" in a sentence
  • "The last time Myra had heard the kaddish was at Gil's funeral."
  • "He led the survivors in the mourner's kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead."
  • "Calling on family and friends to stand with me, I chanted kaddish."