Meaning of “celebration” in the English Dictionary

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"celebration" in British English

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uk /ˌsel.əˈbreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsel.əˈbreɪ.ʃən/

B1 [ C ] a special social event, such as a party, when you celebrate something:

There were lively New Year celebrations all over town.
Such good news calls for (= deserves) a celebration!

[ U ] the act of celebrating something:

Let's buy some champagne in celebration of her safe arrival.

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(Definition of “celebration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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