Translation of gravedigger in Spanish:

gravedigger

sepulturero, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɡreɪvˌdɪɡər//ˈɡreɪvdɪɡə/

noun

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    sepulturero masculine
    sepulturera feminine
    enterrador masculine
    enterradora feminine
    • The unfortunate woman stood accused of the murder of the workhouse gravedigger and pleaded her innocence to the last.
    • In the first film of the festival, Ludwig, a gravedigger who has spent all his working life at the cemetery, loses his job and tries to fit into the world of the living.
    • As always, the gravedigger, after throwing in his handful of earth, had announced in a loud voice we were all invited to the traditional ham tea in the schoolroom.
    • I have decided to quit my job and become a gravedigger.
    • He eventually found her, lying dead, so slept next to her, only for them both to be collected by the gravediggers.
    • It spent months talking to everyone from gravediggers to doctors, deliberately avoided counting military deaths, and came up with 37,000 civilian killed.
    • No final words are spoken, no ceremony is performed, and the only witness is the gravedigger.
    • He also admits that the job of the gravedigger is a very sensitive position because, as he says himself, everyone is famous in their own right.
    • At the muddy cemetery, where gravediggers have opened up two new tracts during the past three days, relatives opened the tiny coffin of the eight-year-old, touching his forehead and kissing him goodbye.
    • Before sunrise, they were joined by their other children at the cemetery as gravediggers worked by spotlight to raise the small coffin.
    • In fact, for many people, they couldn't even afford the fees of the gravediggers and their loved ones were buried with other coffins in a pile.
    • ‘Death will arrive early this year,’ says this bookkeeper of mortality, as he watches the sweating gravediggers plunge their spades into the hard, reddish-brown earth.
    • He said they employed two gardening staff and five gravediggers to carry out maintenance of the cemeteries including grass cutting, grave maintenance and burial ceremonies.
    • I looked all around again; over on the far side of the cemetery some of the gravediggers were filling in after a funeral earlier that morning, but no one was anywhere close.
    • Finally, the gravediggers had to dig down 13 feet through the snow and into ground hardened by six weeks of frost.
    • The procedure took place at night, and, in order that the gravediggers could see what they were doing, a large fire was lit in the graveyard.
    • It also meant hospitals reduced to emergency cover by striking medical aides, and the dead left unburied by striking municipal gravediggers.
    • A gravedigger at the site said more than 300 people were buried there.
    • It is believed that shortly afterwards gravediggers stole his body, which ended up on a dissecting table in Cambridge, where a horrified acquaintance recognised it.
    • When Hamlet banters with the gravediggers, he becomes a clown himself, even if the subject matter is mortality.