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ceremonial

pertaining to a ceremony; formal; ritual: ceremonial event
Not to be confused with:
ceremonious – courtly; done with ceremony; elaborately polite: ceremonious display of friendship

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 ?
The great events of his life are of public as well as private significance, appropriately, therefore, invested with public ceremonial. 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.
The sovereign was received with befitting ceremonial. The American flag was displayed, four guns were fired, and the partners appeared in scarlet coats, and conducted their illustrious guests to the cabin, where they were regaled with wine.
ordonnance , and you will hear my say at once, in ceremonial voice,
I remember, somewhere, sitting in a circle with Japanese fishermen, Kanaka boat-steerers from our own vessels, and a young Danish sailor fresh from cowboying in the Argentine and with a penchant for native customs and ceremonials. And with due and proper and most intricate Japanese ceremonial we of the circle drank saki, pale, mild, and lukewarm, from tiny porcelain bowls.
After a strict examination conducted by the Sanitary and Social Board, the infant, if certified as Regular, is with solemn ceremonial admitted into the class of Equilaterals.
Yet the taste of the age, demanding whatever was elaborate in compositions of this kind, did not fail to extend its influence over our stern progenitors, who had cast behind them so many fashions which it might seem harder to dispense with.Public ceremonies, such as ordinations, the installation of magistrates, and all that could give majesty to the forms in which a new government manifested itself to the people, were, as a matter of policy, marked by a stately and well-conducted ceremonial, and a sombre, but yet a studied magnificence.
"Comte de la Fere," replied Athos, bowing more slightly than the ceremonial and pride of the all-powerful minister required.
When the Emperor had passed nearly all the regiments, the troops began a ceremonial march past him, and Rostov on Bedouin, recently purchased from Denisov, rode past too, at the rear of his squadron- that is, alone and in full view of the Emperor.
As to Mrs Wilkins, she dropt her pearls as fast as the Arabian trees their medicinal gums; for this was a ceremonial which that gentlewoman never omitted on a proper occasion.
As he had already told him, he said, there was no chapel in the castle, nor was it needed for what remained to be done, for, as he understood the ceremonial of the order, the whole point of being dubbed a knight lay in the accolade and in the slap on the shoulder, and that could be administered in the middle of a field; and that he had now done all that was needful as to watching the armour, for all requirements were satisfied by a watch of two hours only, while he had been more than four about it.
They even had a rude calendar of the fasts and festivals of the Romish Church, and some traces of its ceremonials. These have become blended with their own wild rites, and present a strange medley; civilized and barbarous.
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. And, besides, the profitable offices under the government were filled by men who had lived in London, and had there contracted fashionable and luxurious habits of living which they would not now lay aside.