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Definition of the noun ceremonial occasion
What does ceremonial occasion mean as a name of something?
- a formal event performed on a special occasion
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- synonyms of ceremonial occasion: ceremonial / ceremony / observance
- more generic terms: affair / function / occasion / social function / social occasion = a vaguely specified social event
- more specific terms:
- circumstance = formal ceremony about important occasions
- funeral / obsequy = a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
- wedding ceremony / hymeneals / nuptials / wedding = 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
- memorialisation / memorialization / commemoration = a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
- military ceremony = a formal ceremony performed by military personnel
- installation / initiation / induction = a formal entry into an organization or position or office
- exercise = a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
- fire walking = the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
- formalities / formality = a requirement of etiquette or custom
- 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
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by Hamlet Bareh
It becomes a ceremonial occasion as the couple is the solemn organic pair ...
by Kunal Chakrabarti, Shubhra Chakrabarti
is the major ceremonial occasion during which people from all over the state gather in old Agartala. AGENCY HOUSES. The agency houses were private commercial ...
by V.S. Matyushenkov
flypast/ the actions of a group of aircraft flying in a special formation ona ceremonial occasion, esp. at a low level in frontofa crowd. flydrive esp.
A Dictionary of Philosophy (1984)
Revised Second Edition by Antony Flew
When a leading figure in the eye of the media is invited to adorn some ceremonial occasion by discoursing upon the philosophy of whatever it may be or when we speak of someone talcing something philosophically, the word is being used in ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
ceremonial 7adjective 1 relating to or used for forV- mal religious or public events : a ceremonial occasion. 2 (of a post or role) conferring or involving only nominal ...
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