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ˌsɛr əˈmoʊ ni əlcer·e·mo·ni·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceadjective

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

  2. ceremonialadjective

    marked by pomp or ceremony or formality

    "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb"


  1. ceremonialnoun

    A ceremony, or series of ceremonies, prescribed by ritual.

  2. ceremonialadjective

    Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceremonialadjective

    relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites

    Etymology: [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. crimonial. See Ceremony.]

  2. Ceremonialadjective

    observant of forms; ceremonious. [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]

    Etymology: [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. crimonial. See Ceremony.]

  3. Ceremonialnoun

    a system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form

    Etymology: [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. crimonial. See Ceremony.]

  4. Ceremonialnoun

    the order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions

    Etymology: [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. crimonial. See Ceremony.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceremonial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceremonial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ceremonial in a Sentence

  1. Kunihiko Miyake:

    It's more ceremonial and symbolic than substantive, as far as trade issues are concerned, America's first priority is China.

  2. Eleri Lynn:

    Not only is the 'Travolta' dress a fantastic example of couture tailoring designed to dazzle on a state occasion, it represents a key moment in the story of twentieth century royal fashion, we're delighted to have acquired this iconic evening gown for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - a designated collection of national and international importance - over twenty years since it first left Kensington Palace.

  3. Prince Andrew:

    It could reduce the monarch to an essentially ceremonial and charitable role, the new involvement of the Supreme Court doesn't question the existence of the monarchy - yet. But if certain decisions and prerogatives are going to be controlled or taken away, then what has the prime minister got to go to speak to the queen about each week?

  4. Tyler Heep:

    I told them Id like one of those big ceremonial checks as payment, i figured it would be worth a shot and they all thought it was really funny.

  5. Dan Mace:

    I really wanted to try do something ceremonial and sentimental to celebrate that.

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    be present or associated with an event or entity
    • A. accompany
    • B. disturb
    • C. depend
    • D. adventure

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