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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 ​religiousceremony
A ritual is also any ​act done ​regularly, usually without ​thinking about it: [C] My ​morning ritual ​includesreading the ​newspaper while I ​drink my ​coffee.
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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 ​dailyexerciseroutine 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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