ceremony ceremony  /ˈsɛ rə ˌmoʊ ni/


  1. (n) a formal event performed on a special occasion
  2. (n) any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
  3. (n) the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion


  1. UP IN THE AIR: Performers during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
  2. In a simple, quiet ceremony, the recovery and removal efforts at Ground Zero come to an end.
  3. The week-long Eunoto ceremony for warriors of five sub-clans of the Asiria Masai in Western Kenya was the first such ceremony for these clans in 10 years.


  1. Business Brief: A Wedding Ceremony Your Way earns honor

    A Wedding Ceremony Your Way is the 2013 recipient of The Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award. Owned by Peggy LaRoche, the business specializes in personalizing a ceremony to each unique style.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

  2. Ceremony for highway widening projects

    A ground breaking ceremony was held today in honor of the SR-99 widening projects.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KERO 23 Bakersfield

  3. Ceremony being held to mark 6 months since Sandy Hook

    Watch Live: Ceremony marks six months since Sandy Hook shooting For six months, Newtown has done what it can to move forward after the tragedy inside Sandy Hook Elementary School while remembering and honoring the victims. On Friday, the families will join Gov. Dannel Malloy to mark the six months since the shooting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 19 Cincinnati

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  1. "It was a privilege to serve, and yes, I love the job, not for its prestige, its titles and its ceremony, which I do not love at all," Brown said, with his wife, Sarah, at his side.
    on May 14, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "I remember landing under sniper fire," Senator Clinton said last week. "There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. Mr Clifford added: "It was a very heart-rending, happy ceremony. There were lots of tears and lots of smiles. She looked absolutely beautiful."
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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