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  Words related to ceremony

Related / Similar Words: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony";
  • a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor";

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    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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