noun, plural cer·e·mo·nies.
- ceremonial tea,
- cerenkov effect,
- cerenkov radiation,
Origin of ceremony
Examples from the Web for ceremony
The ceremony ended with a singing of “God Bless America,” with some of those in the stands as well as de Blasio singing along.
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the end of the ceremony applauding him, Bergman walked to his table to embrace Hitchcock.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ricky Gervais, the sultan of scorn, uttered that cheeky bit while emceeing the Golden Globes ceremony a few years back.The Golden Globes Sobers Up (Sort Of): Years of Ridicule and Bribery Rumors Scares HFPA Straight|Marlow Stern|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ceremony being over, the mouth of the pit was again covered with the stone, and the company returned.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous
To amuse him, I sometimes said whatever came into my head, without the least ceremony, and often made him laugh heartily.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete|Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
Yanski Varhely regarded the scene with curiosity, as he waited for the end of the ceremony.Prince Zilah, Complete|Jules Claretie
The ceremony winds up with a long exhortation, made of quotations from the Epistles, on the duties of husbands and wives.My Path to Atheism|Annie Besant
Other women came forward and danced behind one another, which concluded the ceremony.
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for ceremony
late 14c., cerymonye, from Old French ceremonie and directly from Medieval Latin ceremonia, from Latin caerimonia "holiness, sacredness; awe; reverent rite, sacred ceremony," an obscure word, possibly of Etruscan origin, or a reference to the ancient rites performed by the Etruscan pontiffs at Caere, near Rome. Introduced in English by Wyclif.
see stand on (ceremony).