unveiling

Definitions

  • 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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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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