The “home of the NRA gun collection” was as quiet as a crypt.
Note to royal couple: Stay away from Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas à Becket was whacked near the stairs to the crypt.
In the far corners of the crypt were dozens of boxes of human remains.
early 15c., "grotto, cavern," from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte (short for krypte kamara "hidden vault"), fem. of kryptos "hidden," verbal adjective from kryptein "to hide," from PIE *krau- "to conceal, hide" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kryjo, kryti "to hide"). Meaning "underground burial vault or chapel in a church" first attested 1789.
A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.