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ceremonynoun

uk   /ˈser.ɪ.mə.ni/  us   /ˈser.ə.mə.ni/
  • ceremony noun (FORMAL BEHAVIOUR)

[U] very formal and polite behaviour: She arrived at the airport without the pomp and ceremony that usually accompanies important politicians. I handed her my letter of resignation without ceremony (= in an informal way).
(Definition of ceremony from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ceremonynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈser·əˌmoʊ·ni/
a set of acts, often traditional or religious, performed at a formal occasion esp. to recognize an important event, or the performing of such acts: [C] a graduation/wedding ceremony [U] She was buried without ceremony.
ceremonial
adjective  us   /ˌser·əˈmoʊ·ni·əl/
The queen’s role is largely ceremonial.
(Definition of ceremony from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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