Definition of 'ceremony'
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They actually go through a special ceremony in front of their friends. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People party all night at award ceremonies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair further fuelled rumours by appearing arm in arm at an award ceremony in September. The Sun (2016)For years he's been at the same bars and the same awards ceremonies as them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It began with West being unhappy with the way a vote had gone at a cultural awards ceremony. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today's ceremony has special meaning. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But are prospective members put off by all the pomp and ceremony that goes hand in hand with ICT membership? Computing (2010)The ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the awards ceremony rolls around next month she'll have the perfect gear to relax in while she watches it from the comfort of her sofa. The Sun (2017)This would be set alight and the bird served with much pomp and ceremony. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their friends and family watch the ceremony via a webcam in the chapel. The Sun (2008)He is similarly unimpressed by big budgets for the opening ceremony. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Clergy routinely decline to perform some marriage ceremonies based on their religious beliefs. Christianity Today (2000)This was the area where funeral ceremonies took place. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Their secretive rituals and mysterious ceremonies have gone largely unchanged for centuries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is unclear when the ceremony took place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They miss the public recognition of this in a religious ceremony. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Collecting my degree with that silly hat and gown at the ceremony was so special. The Sun (2009)All ministers should have a formal ceremony when they are appointed to impress upon them that duty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Four billion people are expected to tune in to the opening ceremony alone. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The church had always used ritual and ceremony to approach the divine. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)The awards ceremony is organised and presented by members of staff. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But new recruits are always forced to undergo tough initiation ceremonies as a rite of passage before joining. The Sun (2006)There was no pomp or ceremony from two actors who have probably earned the right to a little grandeur. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But my idea of a great wedding is a nice ceremony with family and friends and a good party afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was a further funeral ceremony in Bologna. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)
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Translations for 'ceremony'
British English: ceremony /ˈsɛrɪmənɪ/ NOUN
A ceremony is a formal event such as a wedding or a coronation.
His grandmother's funeral was a private ceremony attended only by the family.
- American English: ceremony
- Arabic: مَرَاسِم
- Brazilian Portuguese: cerimônia
- Chinese: 仪式
- Croatian: ceremonija
- Czech: obřad
- Danish: ceremoni
- Dutch: ceremonie
- European Spanish: ceremonia
- Finnish: seremonia
- French: cérémonie
- German: Zeremonie
- Greek: τελετή
- Italian: cerimonia
- Japanese: 儀式
- Korean: 의식
- Norwegian: seremoni
- Polish: ceremonia
- European Portuguese: cerimónia
- Romanian: ceremonie
- Russian: церемония
- Spanish: ceremonia
- Swedish: ceremoni
- Thai: พิธีการ
- Turkish: tören
- Ukrainian: церемонія
- Vietnamese: nghi lễ
Definition of ceremony from the Collins English Dictionary
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