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ritualnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈrɪtʃ.u.əl/  us   /ˈrɪtʃ.u.əl/
ritualistic
adjective uk   /ˌrɪtʃ.u.əlˈɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌrɪtʃ.u.əlˈɪs.tɪk/
the ritualistic sacrifice of animals Her daily exercise routine is regular, almost ritualistic.
ritualistically
adverb uk   /ˌrɪtʃ.u.əlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌrɪtʃ.u.əlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of ritual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ritualnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈrɪtʃ·u·əl/
a set of actions or words performed in a regular way, often as part of a religious ceremony
A ritual is also any act done regularly, usually without thinking about it: [C] My morning ritual includes reading the newspaper while I drink my coffee.
(Definition of ritual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ritual”
in Chinese (Simplified) 例行公事,老规矩, (尤指)仪式…
in Turkish usül, kural, âdet…
in Russian ритуал…
in Chinese (Traditional) 例行公事,老規矩, (尤指)儀式…
in Polish rytuał, obrządek…
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