HyperDic: ceremonial

English > 2 senses of the word ceremonial:
ADJECTIVEallceremonialmarked by pomp or ceremony or formality
NOUNeventceremonial, ceremony, ceremonial occasion, observancea formal event performed on a special occasion
ceremonial > pronunciation
Soundsseh.rahmow'niyahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ceremonial: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by pomp or ceremony or formality.
Examples
  • "a ceremonial occasion"
  • "ceremonial garb"
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishceremonial, solemne
Catalancerimonial, solemne
Nounsceremonythe proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
ceremonyany activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
ceremony, ceremoniala formal event performed on a special occasion
Adverbsceremonially, rituallyin a ceremonial manner
English > ceremonial: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA formal event performed on a special occasion.
Synonymsceremony, ceremonial occasion, observance
NarrowerMaundyA public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money
circumstanceformal ceremony about important occasions
commemoration, memorialization, memorialisationA ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
dedicationA ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
exercise(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
fire walkingThe ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
formality, formalitiesA requirement of etiquette or custom
funeral, obsequyA ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
initiation, induction, installationA formal entry into an organization or position or office
military ceremonyA formal ceremony performed by military personnel
openingA ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
pageant, pageantryA rich and spectacular ceremony
potlatchA ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymenealsThe social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
Broaderaffair, occasion, social occasion, function, social functionA vaguely specified social event
Spanishceremonial, ceremonia
Catalancerimonial, cerimònia
Adjectivesceremonialmarked by pomp or ceremony or formality

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