Home > P Words > posthumous

posthumous

Definition of Posthumous

(adjective) Occurring after an individual’s death.

Examples of Posthumous

Posthumous Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: post·hu·mous

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /pAHs-chuh-muhs/
  • British English – /pO-styu-muhs/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈpɑstʃəməs/
  • British English – /ˈpɒstʃᵿməs/

Usage Notes

  • Postmortem means “after death” and antemortem means “before death.”
  • A posthumous award is given (adverb) posthumously and has (noun) posthumousness.

Additional Information

Related Terms


Cite the Definition of Posthumous

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “posthumous.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/posthumous/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

posthumous. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/posthumous/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “posthumous.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/posthumous/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“posthumous.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 5 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/posthumous/>.