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Ceremony appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Too far away, no mere clay or royal ceremony, a war afoot.
  • Marge let a red nude portray no mere ceremony Art roped under a telegram.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun ceremony:

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Definition of the noun ceremony

What does ceremony mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ceremonies

  1. a formal event performed on a special occasion
  2. any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • examples: the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine | he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball | he disposed of it without ceremony
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
    • more specific terms: tea ceremony / chanoyu = an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea
  3. the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
    • example: an inaugural ceremony
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun ceremony


  1. A ritual with religious significance.
  2. An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.
  3. Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks.


  1. "Ceremony" is a 2010 comedy film directed by Max Winkler.
  2. "Ceremony" is a film, directed by Fred Sand.


  1. "Ceremony" is a novel by Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, first published by Penguin in March 1977. The title Ceremony is based upon the oral traditions and ceremonial practices of the Navajo and pueblo people.
    • also known as "Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)"
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • released in (38 years ago)
    • award: - American Book Awards, received by Leslie Marmon Silko
  2. "Ceremony" is the ninth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1982.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Detective fiction
    • copyright: 1982-03-01
    • released in (33 years ago)
    • award: - Shamus Award for Best P. I. Hardcover Novel nomination for Robert B. Parker


  1. "Ceremony" is a song by Joy Division, released as New Order's debut single in 1981. The song, as well as the B-side, "In a Lonely Place", were written as Joy Division prior to the death of Ian Curtis. Both were carried over to the band's re-incarnation as New Order.
  2. "Ceremony" is the fifth studio album by rock band The Cult, first released on 10 September 1991.
  3. "Ceremony" was a 1969 album by progressive UK rock band Spooky Tooth in collaboration with French electronic and "found-object" composer Pierre Henry. The album takes the form of a church service.
  4. "Ceremony" is a single by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in 1998 through Epic Records. It is an instrumental track from his seventh studio album Crystal Planet, and reached No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
  5. "Ceremony" is the second studio album by Swedish musician Anna von Hausswolff. It was released in July 2013 in North America on Other Music Recording Co.
    • released on
  6. "Ceremony" is the 1981 single by New Order.
    • released on (33 years ago)


  1. Ceremony is an American hardcore-punk band from Rohnert Park, California.
  2. Ceremony is a musical group, webpage.
    • members:
    • albums: "Ceremony", "Our Last Goodbye", "Disappear", "Rocket Fire", "Ceremony / Screen Vinyl Image", "Safranin Sounds", "LAMC #1", "Not Tonight", "Distance"
  3. Ceremony is a musical group.
    • members:
    • album: "Hang Out Your Poetry"
  4. Ceremony is a death metal band from Ridderkerk, South Holland.
    • album: "Tyranny From Above"
  5. Ceremony was a death metal band.
  6. Ceremony is a Black Metal band from Brownsville, Texas.
    • album: "Ceremony"

There are other groups with in their name, like Tear Ceremony, Blood Ceremony, Ancient Ceremony, Masters of Ceremony and Ceremony of Darkness.


  1. The ceremony or event at which this award was presented. Select a specific occurrence of an event rather than the topic that represents a whole series of events.
  2. Ceremony: The award ceremony at which the winner of these nominations were selected.
  3. Ceremony: The recurring award ceremony at which this category was presented during this time period.
  4. Ceremony: The recurring award ceremony at which this award is presented. Some awards, such as the Nobel Prizes, present different categories at separate ceremonies; these should be entered separately. Please note that this property is for the recurring ceremony, not for individual ceremonies.

Phrases with Ceremony

  1. tea ceremony
  2. Ramp Ceremony
  3. Award ceremony
  4. Award-Ceremony
  5. Awards Ceremony
  6. Awards-Ceremony
  7. Opening ceremony
  8. wedding ceremony
  9. marriage ceremony
  10. military ceremony
  11. Stand on Ceremony
  12. religious ceremony
  13. Initiation Ceremony
  14. commencement ceremony
  15. groundbreaking ceremony

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ceremony

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Google previewLanguage and State (2015)

A Theory of the Progress of Civilization by Xing Yu

Such ceremony is a special interaction between behavior and linguistic communication.

Google previewSecrets of the Olympic Ceremonies (2014)

by Myles Garcia

For many spectators and, of course, the athletes, the highlight of any opening ceremony is the Parade of Nations (or the March of the Athletes). This is the actual 'fifteen minutes of fame' for the other 93% of the athletes who will not medal in any ...

Google previewThe Proceedings of the 18th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2009 (2011)

The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Alberta, Canada by Lisa Peterman, Kerry Sun, Frank W. Stahnisch

The white coat ceremony is a much younger custom, yet is equally laden with overt and covert meaning. Many have deconstructed the white coat and used it to explain the relationship between doctor, patient and society. The first White coat ...

Google previewJapan Through the Looking Glass (2010)

by Alan MacFarlane

The tea ceremony is an anti-ritualistic ceremony, a curious contradiction. There is a ceremony, but no communion with God or gods, etiquette but no morality. To a certain extent, it acts as a functional equivalent to religion, but without the ...

Google previewFriends Intelligencer (1889)

The first ceremony is that of ...

Google previewOther Destinies (1994)

Understanding the American Indian Novel by Louis Owens

Like James Welch's Winter in the Blood and, more fully, Fools Crow, Laguna author Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Ceremony is a remembering, a putting together of past, present, and future into a coherent fabric of timeless identity.1 In Tayo, ...

Google previewLeslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony (2002)

A Casebook by Allan Richard Chavkin

A M E s W E L c H ' s Winter in the Blood and, more fully, Fools Crow, LLaguna author Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Ceremony is a remembering, ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Southeast Asia On A Budget (2010)

by Rough Guides

A typical rambu tuka ceremony is the dedication of a new tongkonan.

Google previewChicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More (2011)

101 Stories Celebrating Double Trouble and Multiple Blessings by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Susan M. Heim

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success. ~Robert Orben ...

Google previewAbingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth (2012)

by Judy Fentress-Williams

Behind the traditional sandal exchange ceremony is the nighttime encounter on the threshing floor and the gleaning in Boaz's fields at Naomi's suggestion and the pledge of fidelity Ruth made to Naomi. The traditional exchange and ritual of ...

Google previewGuilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson (2001)

by Joan Borysenko

The ceremony is a salute to the promise of the newborn, to the continuity of the family, to a cultural tradition that lasted through a vast diaspora as Jews were scattered over the face of the earth, to a spiritual heritage reaching back through the ...

Google previewThe Religion of God (Divine Love) (2012)

UNTOLD MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF GOD by His Divine Eminence Ra Gohar Shahi

A funeral ceremony is a must in the event that the baby dies just moments after the delivery. Because by then, it would have become a human being owing to the arrival of the human soul in him, and the Self (Nafs), along with its auxiliaries had ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual (2000)

by Kerry M. Olitzky, Marc Lee Raphael

"The Ceremony of Breaking a Glass at Weddings." Hebrew Union College Annual vol. II (1925): ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

the ceremony or chant of which one has made a specialty, religious customs and beliefs, as ndahaghaigi hédinsin (nt'a'e), ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses (1998)

by Suresh Chandra

The ceremony is usually held at the bride's house and sometimes even held in a temple. The wedding date for a Hindu marriage is fixed only after careful astrological calculations. The ceremony is performed before a fire lit in a special metal ...

Google previewThey Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World (2014)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World by Javier A. Galván

Miscarried and Aborted Fetus Ceremony Umbilical Cord as Family Treasure Coming of Age/Rites of Passage Breast Ironing Bullet Ant Initiation Cow Jumping Initiation Dipo Womanhood Ceremony Fattening Rooms Female Genital Cutting ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Words (2010)

A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic

English The Jewish ceremony and celebration welcoming the birth of a daughter, so called because it is traditional for the infant's Hebrew name to be announced publicly for the first time.A naming may be held in the family's home, weeks or ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Television (2014)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson

The annual ceremony, held in Hollywood, California, was conceived in the mid- 1960s by a coordinating committee of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch of the NAACP. Toni Vaz, an actress and member of the Screen Extras Guild, headed the ...

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Quotes about Ceremony

A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join. (Elbert Hubbard)
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Scrabble value of C3E1R1E1M3O1N1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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