unveiling (uhn-VEIL-ling) listen


  • n. The ceremony marking the unveiling of a deceased person's headstone one year after his or her burial.

Example Sentences

  • "We're going to the cemetery next week for the unveiling."

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


  • North America
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
  • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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