celebration

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See also: célébration

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French celebration, from Latin celebratio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛlɪˈbɹeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: cel‧e‧bra‧tion

Noun[edit]

celebration (countable and uncountable, plural celebrations)

  1. The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament.
    We will attend the Christmas celebration in church.
  2. The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities.
  3. The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.
    She jumped in the air in celebration.
  4. A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.
    We're having a little celebration tomorrow for Martin's scholarship.

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