"buried" and "entombed"

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Senior Member
Hello everyone!

What exactly is the difference between the words "buried" and "entombed"? Can they be used interchangeably?

For example:

"She is buried at the cemetery" vs. "She is entombed at the cemetery"
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Burial is normally in a grave, a hole in the ground. A tomb is a box-like stone structure on the ground. 'Entombed' is also a very formal, rather antiquated word. I'm not sure what the normal way today is of saying someone was buried (?) in a tomb. Placed in a tomb?
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