Definition of posthumously in US English:



  • After the death of the originator.

    ‘a number of songs were posthumously published in 1924’
    • ‘In 1922, she was posthumously made the first woman member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.’
    • ‘Written when Strauss was dying and first performed posthumously, they look back with profound contentment over his life and his marriage.’
    • ‘The artist, for his part, promised that all his debts should be paid posthumously out of his estate.’
    • ‘He has been selected to receive, posthumously, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers.’
    • ‘He didn't have time to complete his major work, fragments of which were compiled posthumously as the Pensées.’
    • ‘It is one thing to liberate an artist's work posthumously, and quite another to see the man himself set free.’
    • ‘He has just joined Thomas Jefferson in an elite club of architects who have received the institute's gold medal posthumously.’
    • ‘He was one of those prophets whose wisdom is posthumously discovered in an attic of trash.’
    • ‘The last of his volumes of journals, published in 1997, marked the close of his writing career, although a volume of pithy jottings from a notebook appeared posthumously.’
    • ‘The new edit was released posthumously in 1978.’