necrophily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From necro- + -phily. Compare the earlier necrophilia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɪˈkɹɒfəli/, /nɛˈkɹɒfəli/

Noun[edit]

necrophily (uncountable)

  1. Necrophilia.
    • 1942: By this necrophily, and a pervasive nastiness about sex [...], millions were raised to a state of rapture. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 173)