funeral home

noun
an establishment where the dead are prepared for burial or cremation, where the body may be viewed, and where funeral services are sometimes held.
Also called funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral parlor, funeral residence, mortuary.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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Example sentences
Regarding the tradition of a wake: they typically take place in a church or
  funeral home in my experience.
Any complaints about the program have been because people misunderstood the
  funeral home's true intentions, he adds.
The place was more silent than a funeral home by night.
Mom says nothing and fans herself with the funeral home fan.
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