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Difference between Funeral, Funerary and Funereal

Funeral refers to the service held for a dead person.

  • The funeral was a celebration of his life.

Funerary means associated with burial.

  • The anthropologist studied the funerary beliefs of 500 years ago.

Funereal means like a funeral, suggestive of death, gloomy, or sad.

  • Where earlier the tone was quite funereal, now it feels uplifting.