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Meaning of mausoleum

mau•so•le•um

Pronunciation: (mô"su-lē'um, -zu-), [key]
— pl. -le•ums, -le•a
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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