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Definition of "ceremonial" []

  • Of, appropriate to, or characterized by ceremony; formal or ritual. (adjective)
  • Involved or used in ceremonies: ceremonial garb. (adjective)
  • A set of ceremonies prescribed for an occasion; a ritual. (noun)
  • A ceremony or rite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ceremonial" in a sentence
  • "These and other scenes of Investitures, State Openings of Parliament, proceedings of Justices, Troopings of the Colour and the like come readily to mind when the word ceremonial is mentioned, and quite rightly."
  • "We distinguish betwixt what we call the ceremonial or the political law of the Jews, and the moral law."
  • "I also do not dress in ceremonial Yucatecan huipiles, or beaded leather fringed suits, cheongsams, grass skirts or fireman outfits."