el velatorio
-the wake
See the entry for velatorio.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (act of having a wake)
a. wake
Una gran cantidad de gente estuvo en el velatorio del joven deportista.A huge amount of people attended the young athlete's wake.
b. vigil
En cuanto terminó el velatorio, se llevaron a la difunta a ser cremada.As soon as the vigil was over, the deceased was taken to be cremated.
2. (place for having a wake)
a. chapel of rest
Los hijos del difunto no se movieron ni un momento del velatorio.The children of the deceased didn't leave the chapel of rest for a minute.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (acto)
a. wake, vigil
2. (lugar)
a. room where vigil is held over a dead person's remains on the night before burial
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