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English definition of “ceremony”

ceremony

noun [C or U] (FORMAL ACTS)    /ˈser.ɪ.mə.ni/ (formal ceremonial)
B1 (a set of) formal acts, often fixed and traditional, performed on important social or religious occasions: a wedding/graduation ceremonyCeremonies ceremonial     /ˌser.ɪˈməʊ.ni.əl/ US  /-ˈmoʊ-/ adjective ceremonial occasions/dutiesCeremonies ceremonially     /ˌser.ɪˈməʊ.ni.ə.li/ US  /-ˈmoʊ-/ adverb Ceremonies
(Definition of ceremony noun (FORMAL ACTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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