Definition of funeral procession in English:

funeral procession


  • A procession of vehicles or people travelling to or from a funeral.

    ‘thousands lined the streets for his funeral procession’
    • ‘The entire route of the funeral procession was thronged by members of the public.’
    • ‘There'll be a funeral procession to the United States Capitol.’
    • ‘Officers led the funeral procession with swords reversed, while some 500 sailors stood at attention.’
    • ‘More people die in the hospital than at home, and there are no more funeral processions or mourning clothing.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral procession of the journalist.’
    • ‘The funeral procession parades slowly through the streets, followed by a band playing a mournful dirge as it moves to the cemetery.’
    • ‘A funeral procession some 30,000 strong made its way from the ghetto to Brooklyn.’
    • ‘He mourned Cromwell and took part in the funeral procession.’
    • ‘Thousands marched behind his funeral procession, a measure of his extraordinary impact on Russia's very heart, soul, and mind.’
    • ‘Less elaborate funeral processions and limited bell tolling were maintained, while the wake was abolished.’