Pronunciation: (mô"su-lē'um, -zu-), [key]
—pl. -le•ums, -le•aPronunciation: (-lē'u). [key]
1. a stately and magnificent tomb.
2. a burial place for the bodies or remains of many individuals, often of a single family, usually in the form of a small building.
3. a large, gloomy, depressing building, room, or the like.
4. (cap.) the tomb erected at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor in 350?b.c.Cf. Seven Wonders of the World.
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