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  Definition of ceremony
  1. any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony"
  2. the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
  3. a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
Similar Words: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance

 

Hyponyms: tea ceremony, chanoyu, groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony, purification, purgation, lustrum, religious ceremony, religious ritual, military ceremony, presentation, circumstance, funeral, wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymeneals, pageant, pageantry, dedication, opening, commemoration, memorialization, memorialisation, initiation, induction, installation, exercise, fire walking, formality, formalities, Maundy

 

Derivational Morphology: observe, celebrate, keep

 

 
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