How to Pronounce pyre?

Correct pronunciation for the word "pyre" is [pˈa͡ɪ͡ə], [pˈa‍ɪ‍ə], [p_ˈaɪə].

"Pyre" in context

A pyre is a structure made of combustible materials, such as wood, used to burn a deceased body as part of a funeral or other ceremony. The pyre is lit in a process referred to as "cremation." In ancient times, a pyre was often erected on a cliff or a hilltop in order to allow the smoke and ashes to disperse more effectively. In modern times, cremated remains tend to be enclosed in a coffin and left in a particular location for a limited duration before dispersal or burial.

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