Meaning of “coronation” in the English Dictionary


"coronation" in English

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coronationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒr.əˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɔːr.əˈneɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • And now we must prepare for the coronation. 
  • He sat, too, for his coronation portrait, as it was called, in Buckingham Palace. 
  • King Henry II., of England, crowned his son as king, and on the day of coronation put on a servant's garb and waited, he, the king, at the son's table, to the astonishment of all the princes. 
  • On the occasion of the coronation his Majesty made magnificent presents to the metropolitan church. 
  • The churches, the chimes, the palace, the coronation chapel, and the street scenes are enough to drive one mad with interest. 
  • The famous British coronation pictures were superb and they gained immensely by the rich color effects. 

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

"coronation" in American English

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coronationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌkɔr·əˈneɪ·ʃən, ˌkɑr-/

a ceremony at which a person is made king or queen

(Definition of “coronation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)