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See definition of ceremony on Dictionary.com
  • nounritual; celebratory observation
  • nounetiquette

synonyms for ceremony

  • commemoration
  • function
  • observance
  • parade
  • rite
  • service
  • show
  • Sacrament
  • ceremonial
  • custom
  • formality
  • liturgy
  • ordinance
  • solemnity
  • tradition
See also synonyms for: ceremonies
  • pomp
  • protocol
  • form
  • formality
  • propriety
  • decorum
  • nicety
  • preciseness
  • prescription
  • usage
  • strictness
  • conformity
  • ceremonial
  • politeness
  • formalism
  • formal courtesy
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How to use ceremony in a sentence

The coronavirus had already altered the ceremony for Football Bowl Subdivision teams this past fall.
FOR THIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM, COVID MEANS THE SEASON STARTS IN FEBRUARY — WITH SENIOR DAYGLYNN A. HILLFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Once the dangers from the coronavirus pass and we can resume a semblance of our normal lives, I will be performing a cousin's wedding ceremony.
MISS MANNERS: DECLINING HELP FROM THE UNMASKEDJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Weeknd accused the Recording Academy of being “corrupt,” and an unidentified source told Rolling Stone that his team had been given an ultimatum over his performing at the Super Bowl in proximity to the originally scheduled Grammys ceremony.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUPER BOWL LVSAM FORTIERFEBRUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You don’t have to choose a particular type of dress or a particular type of ceremony.
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About 80 to 100 members of Congress also were gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for the ceremony, with more filing in afterward to pay their respects to Sicknick.
HOUSE TO VOTE ON REMOVING GOP’S MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE FROM HER COMMITTEESFELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNER, COLBY ITKOWITZFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lynch had tested negative for the virus before attending the inaugural ceremonies, Tarpey said.
TWO LAWMAKERS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, ONE AFTER RECEIVING BOTH DOSES OF VACCINEAMY B WANG, SARAH KAPLANJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They suggest the whole ceremony was a deepfake or filmed days earlier, thereby making it unofficial.
WHAT COMES NEXT FOR QANON FOLLOWERSKALEIGH ROGERSJANUARY 29, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Though some years have passed, he still finds a great deal of joy being involved in the ceremony and is delighted to return to mark another President’s swearing in.
93-YEAR-OLD ANNOUNCER CHARLIE BROTMAN JUST SERVED IN HIS 16TH INAUGURATION. HERE'S WHY HE'S STILL HONORED TO DO THE JOBMELISSA AUGUSTJANUARY 20, 2021TIME
All of this, of course, came late in the ceremony, after Lady Gaga had made her own offering to the proceedings, a cover version of the world’s most unsingable song, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
INAUGURATION MUSICAL PERFORMANCES ARE TRICKY. BUT LADY GAGA, JENNIFER LOPEZ AND GARTH BROOKS DID EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED THEM TO DOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 20, 2021TIME
The Shinkansen “bullet train”—the world’s first high-speed railway—was unveiled a week before the opening ceremony.
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WORDS RELATED TO CEREMONY

  • ceremonies
  • commemorations
  • feast days
  • festivals
  • holidays
  • jubilees
  • recurrences
  • red-letter days
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