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cer·e·mo·ni·al

 (sĕr′ə-mō′nē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, appropriate to, or characterized by ceremony; formal or ritual.
2. Involved or used in ceremonies: ceremonial garb.
n.
1. A set of ceremonies prescribed for an occasion; a ritual.
2. A ceremony or rite.

cer′e·mo′ni·al·ism n.
cer′e·mo′ni·al·ist n.
cer′e·mo′ni·al·ly adv.

ceremonially

, ceremoniously - Ceremonially relates to the performance of a procedure; ceremoniously relates to the performer of the procedure.
See also related terms for procedure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ceremonially - in a ceremonious manner; "my mother advised her children ceremoniously"
2.ceremonially - in a ceremonial manner; "he was ceremonially sworn in as President"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ احْتِفالِيَّه
obřadněslavnostně
ceremonielt
szertartásosan
formlega
merasimletörenle

ceremonially

[ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəlɪ] ADVcon ceremonia

ceremonially

ceremonially

[ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəlɪ] advsecondo il rituale

ceremony

(ˈserəməni) , ((American) -mouni) plural ˈceremonies noun
1. a sacred or formal act, eg a wedding, funeral etc. a marriage ceremony.
2. solemn display and formality. pomp and ceremony.
ˌcereˈmonial (-ˈməu-) adjective
formal or official. a ceremonial occasion such as the opening of parliament.
ˌcereˈmonially adverb
ˌcereˈmonious (-ˈməu-) adjective
(negative unceremonious) carefully formal or polite.
ˌcereˈmoniously adverb
References in classic literature ?
And before the normal fixity of her enigmatical eyes the smoke of the cigarette ascended ceremonially, straight up, in a slender spiral.
He loosed a thin stream into Kim's hands, who drank nativefasion; but the lama must needs pull out a cup from his inexhaustible upper draperies and drink ceremonially.
Slovak railways have ceremonially launched the operation on a modernised section, 23 kilometres long, which will cut train rides by two minutes, and after the track is finished it will be 16 minutes.
E R K H E TA B AT -- T u r k m e n i s t a n , Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on Friday ceremonially broke ground on the Afghan section of an ambitious, multi-billion dollar gas pipeline expected to help ease energy deficits in South Asia.
While the lieutenant governor ceremonially gavels in the start of legislative sessions, Fischbach was not acting as lieutenant governor Tuesday because, officially, the second year of a biennium is a continuation of the first.
At one time public penitents at Rome were ceremonially admitted to begin their penance on this day; and when this discipline fell into disuse, between the 8th and 10th centuries, the general penance of the whole congregation took its place.
At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.
Malaysia has nine sultans, who reign ceremonially in their own states as well as take turns every five years to serve as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the country's head of state.
Summary: Manipur (Assam) [India], December 29 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ceremonially launched skill development training centres across the state.
Some 652 weapons were taken to the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to be destroyed ceremonially early this week.
Redevelopment of the St Clair Recreation Precinct officially started today, with Premier Jay Weatherill and Education Minister Susan Close ceremonially removing the first floorboards.
The Indian and British flags were hoisted ceremonially and the national anthems were played.