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Noun: ceremony  'se-ru,mow-nee [N. Amer], se-ru-mu-nee [Brit]
  1. A formal event performed on a special occasion
    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor";
    - ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
  2. 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"
  3. The proper or conventional behaviour on some solemn occasion
    "an inaugural ceremony"

Derived forms: ceremonies

Type of: activity, affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion

Encyclopedia: Ceremony