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celebration

cel·e·bra·tion

celebration

 
pronunciation:
se l breI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of celebrating.
In the middle of the raucous celebration, somebody lit off firecrackers.The celebration of the winter solstice goes back hundreds of years.
synonyms:
commemoration, festivity, merrymaking, rejoicing
similar words:
festival, jubilation, jubilee, observance, occasion, revels
definition 2: anything that is planned or done in order to celebrate something.
Their anniversary celebration will be held at their favorite restaurant.
synonyms:
ceremony, commemoration, feast, festival, festivity, holiday, merrymaking, occasion, party, revel, rite, ritual, worship
similar words:
anniversary, bash, birthday, event, fete, gala, jamboree, jubilee, revelry, shindig
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Word Parts
The word celebration contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).