Definitions of charnel
  1. adjective
    gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    “a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones”
    synonyms: ghastly, sepulchral
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
  2. noun
    a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    synonyms: charnel house
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    type of:
    burial vault, vault
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
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