ceremonial ceremonial  /ˌsɛ rə ˈmoʊ ni əl/


  1. (n) a formal event performed on a special occasion
  2. (adj) marked by pomp or ceremony or formality


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  1. The lavish taste and grandeur of Imperial Russia seen through the ceremonial dress and uniforms of Emperors and court officials in a new show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
  2. From Carl Lewis to Mariah Carey, there are some people who should never, ever be allowed to throw out the first ceremonial pitch.
  3. There, of course, he plans to launch a separate campaign against the ceremonial opening words.


  1. Glorious Grads

    The ceremonial tradition of high school commencements took place last week as 77 Minarets High School and 148 Yosemite High School seniors were recognized and honored before friends and relatives… Click to Continue »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sierra Star

  2. Kansas City teen to throw A's first pitch via telerobot

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande was scheduled to take the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., by using a telerobotic pitching machine.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Kansas City boy's ceremonial first pitch delivered 1,800 miles away

    A 13-year-old Kansas City boy battling an extremely rare blood disorder will live out his dreams by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game 1,800 miles away.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KCTV 5 Kansas City


  1. "I need to show the respect of the state in many of those ceremonial things, whether it's a graduation ceremony or a welcome home ceremony or honoring someone who's passed," Nixon said. "Those are obligations I think a chief executive of the...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Richard Nixon Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "It is particularly bitter that after yesterday's ceremonial changing of the military command we heard that this family - which yesterday was so happy - got such terrible news," Balkenende said.
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Jan Peter Balkenende Source: Seattle Times

  3. "He has to be very careful to respect the traditional separation between the democratically accountable parts of the constitution and the ceremonial parts. The Prince of Wales is entitled to ask about what is going on but if he is urging a...
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Chris Huhne Source: guardian.co.uk

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