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Pronunciation:  `seru'mowneeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
  2. [adj]  marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb"

CEREMONIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ceremonial occasion, ceremony, formal, observance
 See Also: affair, circumstance, commemoration, dedication, exercise, fire walking, formalities, formality, function, funeral, induction, initiation, installation, Maundy, memorialisation, memorialization, military ceremony, nuptials, occasion, opening, pageant, pageantry, social function, social occasion, wedding, wedding ceremony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, a. [L. caerimonialis: cf. F.
    c['e]rimonial. See {Ceremony}.]
    1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according
       to the forms of established rites.
             Ceremonial observances and outward show. --Hallam.
    2. Observant of forms; ceremonious.
    Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.] --Donne.
                He moves in the dull ceremonial track. --Druden.
  2. \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, n.
    1. A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or
       established by custom, in religious worship, social
       intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.
             The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court.
    2. The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic
       church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be
       observed on solemn occasions.
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