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

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

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

  • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

Synonyms for ceremonial in the sense of this definition

(ceremonial 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 ) a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

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

"a mere formality"

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

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

"academic exercises"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"hundreds of people attended his funeral"

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

"pomp and circumstance"

(... is a kind of ceremonial ) 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)

Definition 2: marked by pomp or ceremony or formality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a ceremonial occasion
  • ceremonial garb

(ceremonial is similar to ...) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

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