Definition of pompe funèbre in US English:

pompe funèbre

(also pompe funebre)

noun

  • Chiefly in French contexts: a funeral ceremony; funeral rites.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957), artist and writer. From French pompe funèbre (usually in plural) funeral ceremony from pompe + funèbre.

Pronunciation

pompe funèbre

/ˌpɒmp fəˈnɛbr(ə)/