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Definitions and Synonyms of ceremonial occasion | Another word for ceremonial occasion | What is ceremonial occasion?

Definition 1: a formal event performed on a special occasion - [noun denoting event]

Samples where ceremonial occasion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

Synonyms for ceremonial occasion in the sense of this definition

(ceremonial occasion is a kind of ...) a vaguely specified social event

"the party was quite an affair" "an occasion arranged to honor the president" "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a requirement of etiquette or custom

"a mere formality"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

"academic exercises"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a formal entry into an organization or position or office

"his initiation into the club" "he was ordered to report for induction into the army" "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a formal ceremony performed by military personnel

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a rich and spectacular ceremony

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

"hundreds of people attended his funeral"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) formal ceremony about important occasions

"pomp and circumstance"

(... is a kind of ceremonial occasion ) a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)

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