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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.

ceremonial

(ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəl)
adj
involving or relating to ceremony or ritual
n
1. the observance of formality, esp in etiquette
2. a plan for formal observances on a particular occasion; ritual
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. the prescribed order of rites and ceremonies
b. a book containing this
ˌcereˈmonialism n
ˌcereˈmonialist n
ˌcereˈmonially adv

cer•e•mo•ni•al

(ˌsɛr əˈmoʊ ni əl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by ceremony; formal; ritual: a ceremonial occasion.
2. used in connection with ceremonies: ceremonial robes.
n.
3. a ceremonial act or system.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin]
cer`e•mo′ni•al•ism, n.
cer`e•mo′ni•al•ist, n.
cer`e•mo′ni•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ceremonial - a formal event performed on a special occasionceremonial - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function - 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"
circumstance - formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
hymeneals, nuptials, wedding, wedding ceremony - the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
pageantry, pageant - a rich and spectacular ceremony
dedication - a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
opening - a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
commemoration, memorialisation, memorialization - a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
military ceremony - a formal ceremony performed by military personnel
induction, initiation, installation - 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"
exercise - (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; "academic exercises"
fire walking - the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
formalities, formality - a requirement of etiquette or custom; "a mere formality"
Maundy - a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money
potlatch - 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)
Adj.1.ceremonial - marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb"
formal - 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"

ceremonial

adjective
1. formal, public, official, ritual, stately, solemn, liturgical, courtly, ritualistic He represented the nation on ceremonial occasions.
formal simple, relaxed, casual, informal
noun
1. ritual, ceremony, rite, formality, solemnity It is difficult to imagine a more impressive ceremonial.

ceremonial

adjective
Of or characterized by ceremony:
noun
A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual:
Translations
احْتِفالي، رَسْمي
obřadnýslavnostní
ceremoniel
ceremonijalceremonijalanobredni
szertartásosszertartásrendünnepélyes
hátíîlegur
slovesen

ceremonial

[ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəl]
A. ADJ [rite] → ceremonial; [dress] → de ceremonia, de gala
B. Nceremonial m

ceremonial

[ˌsɛrɪˈməʊniəl]
adj [dinner, occasion] → de cérémonie
n
(royal, official)cérémonial m
(religious) (= rite) → rituel m

ceremonial

adjzeremoniell
nZeremoniell nt

ceremonial

[ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəl]
1. adj (rite) → formale, solenne; (dress) → da cerimonia
2. ncerimoniale m; (rite) → rito

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 ?
As soon as the usual ceremonials of a military departure were observed, the veteran and his more youthful companion left the fortress, attended by the escort.
Thus used to living in the public eye, the actors carry off their parts at weddings and other dramatic ceremonials, with more spirit than is easy to a townsman, who is naturally made self-conscious by being suddenly called upon to fill for a day a public position for which he has had no training.
But now, as they represented the person of the king, they thought it necessary to preserve the dignity of their station by the practice of high and gorgeous ceremonials.
They even had a rude calendar of the fasts and festivals of the Romish Church, and some traces of its ceremonials.
On the contrary, they had always been dogged with ill luck of some kind or other, in consequence, as Wolfert concluded, of not going to work at the proper time and with the proper ceremonials.
The forms and ceremonials connected with the meeting of the two jeddaks consumed an hour, and then we turned and retraced our way toward the city of Kaol, which the head of the column reached just before dark, though it must have been nearly morning before the rear guard passed through the gateway.
From this primitive function has arisen, unquestionably, all the forms and ceremonials of modern church and state, for through all the countless ages, back beyond the uttermost ramparts of a dawning humanity our fierce, hairy forebears danced out the rites of the Dum-Dum to the sound of their earthen drums, beneath the bright light of a tropical moon in the depth of a mighty jungle which stands unchanged today as it stood on that long forgotten night in the dim, unthinkable vistas of the long dead past when our first shaggy ancestor swung from a swaying bough and dropped lightly upon the soft turf of the first meeting place.