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ceremony

cer·e·mo·ny

ceremony

 
 
pronunciation:
se r mo ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ceremonies
definition 1: a formal act or series of acts done in a particular way to honor a special occasion.
My mother cried during the graduation ceremony.
 
similar words:
celebration, custom, mass, service
definition 2: very polite behavior, often more formal than is needed.
He opened the door for us with great ceremony.
similar words:
courtesy
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