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English definition of “ceremony”

ceremony

noun [U] (FORMAL BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈser.ɪ.mə.ni/
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).Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of ceremony noun (FORMAL BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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