the ceremony of baptism, especially as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child.
a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched.
an act or instance of naming or dedicating something new.
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How to use christening in a sentence
The couple have even declined to announce any christening date for her.How Harry and Meghan Made Sure Archie and Lilibet Grow Up in Total Privacy | Tom Sykes | October 8, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The navy had a new class of submarine that could stay submerged for extended periods without the need for refueling, but those at the christening ceremony described it as a boon to humanity and a part of the new peaceful direction of the atom.The Disneyfication of Atomic Power - Issue 107: The Edge | Jacob Darwin Hamblin | October 6, 2021 | Nautilus
It is the first official picture of Prince George to be released since his christening last October.
Prince George has arrived for his christening wearing a replica of the traditional royal baptism gown designed in 1841.First Photograph of Prince George at Christening as Godparents Finally Named | Tom Sykes | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the christening of Prince George, The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in an ivory-colored Alexander McQueen ruffled suit.Kate Middleton Wears Alexander McQueen to Prince George’s Christening | Isabel Wilkinson | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
William and Kate have asked Jason Bell to be the official photographer at the christening of their son, Prince George.Official Christening Photographer Will Be Jason Bell | Tom Sykes | October 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The christening of their firstborn Wednesday is a chance for William and Kate to honor and reward their most loyal buddies.Prince George’s Christening Will Reveal Kate and Will’s Closest, Most Loyal Pals | Tom Sykes | October 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first incident in the babyhood of the Princess Alice which attracts attention is the record of her christening.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
Lady Hartledon was not to be thwarted on all points, and she insisted on a ceremonious christening.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
She was still absorbed with the twins, who, Mandy Ann told her, had worn her white frock at their christening.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Pall, who went this day to a child's christening of Kate Joyce's, staid out all night at my father's, she not being well.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
So they had as grand a christening as people in their circumstances could afford.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
British Dictionary definitions for christening
the Christian sacrament of baptism or the ceremony in which this is conferred
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