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Definition of "mausoleum" []

  • A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs. (noun)
  • A gloomy, usually large room or building. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mausoleum" in a sentence
  • "And having a gaudy mausoleum is not an impeachable offense."
  • "The mausoleum is plain brick on the outside: nothing prepares you for the mosaics on every surface inside, illuminated by windows of translucent marble."
  • "The others were Diana's Temple at Ephesus, the Tomb of Mau-so´lus (which was so fine that any handsome tomb is sometimes called a mausoleum), the"