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[fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
Origin of felicitation
First recorded in 1700-10; felicitate + -ion
Related forms
self-felicitation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for felicitations
Historical Examples
  • All the Kings of faction received in their turns his homage and felicitations.

  • This he did, and the explosion of courtesy and felicitations that followed was terrific.

  • While he hurried me to a dressing-room, he overwhelmed me with felicitations on the result of the day.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • What dinner-parties, what felicitations, what discussions I promised myself!

  • Tokens of condolement mingled themselves with welcomes and felicitations.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • She would give him cause before the day was over for other than felicitations.

    Jerry Junior Jean Webster
  • "Pardon me," said Ensal, interrupting the felicitations of the ladies.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • “Then you have all my felicitations, Ralph,” she said, in a voice that seemed to quiver with emotion.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • "Again he has my felicitations," said Count Victor, with a good humour unfailing.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • “Then you have my felicitations—but it might be advisable if you did not tell me too much,” he remarked.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands

    Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for felicitations


plural noun, sentence substitute
a less common word for congratulation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for felicitations



1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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