anything that commemorates.
- com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
- com·mem·o·ra·tive·ness, noun
- non·com·mem·o·ra·tive, adjective
- non·com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
- un·com·mem·o·ra·tive, adjective
- un·com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use commemorative in a sentence
Even if Draghi succeeds, he won’t be celebrated with a commemorative victory column—but this Roman could yet leave his own lasting mark on history.
New Horizons carries no such elaborate commemorative marker—though the spacecraft itself serves as its own identifier, an object that had to come from the minds and hands of an intelligent civilization.After Visiting Pluto, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Another Cosmic Milestone | Jeffrey Kluger | April 16, 2021 | Time
The theme of this online commemorative event is “United” with a goal of healing divides while addressing ongoing problems of poverty and inequity.
Regardless of which season, though, his most popular items are the bourbon balls made with different brands of the local hooch and official commemorative julep glasses.This year, give a holiday gift that evokes your favorite city or state | Liza Weisstuch | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Hello said he plans to contact a management company that DBT Development Group has retained to represent the condo association to advocate for the commemorative plaque.Memorial proposed for 1977 Cinema Follies fire victims | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 28, 2020 | Washington Blade
America sure does love its national commemorative months (PDF), especially health-related ones.STI Awareness Month Is Nothing More Than a Hallmark Holiday for Condoms | Kent Sepkowitz | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Temples could also serve funerary and commemorative functions.
Expect a boatload of commemorative coins, plates, T-shirts, and baby tchotchkes of all sorts to be sold.
It makes you wonder what the riflemen are going to do with their commemorative coins.
According to press reports, they received commemorative coins for their service.
There is also a tombstone in Folkestone churchyard curiously commemorative of this tax.
For many years the disgraceful commemorative procession was faithfully observed.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
The following two chapters were prepared for special occasions commemorative of typical California life.The United Seas | Robert W. Rogers
This was the case in a still greater degree in the triumphal and commemorative arches.History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
There the first object which met our sight was the little cairn, already mentioned, commemorative of Lieutenant Sholl.Wanderings in Patagonia | Julius Beerbohm