A graduation event where graduates are given their diploma is an example of a graduation ceremony.
A routine for serving tea in a very formal and elaborate manner is an example of a tea ceremony.
The head of state was welcomed with full ceremony.
The ceremony of shaking hands when introduced.
Ignored the ceremony of asking for comments from other committee members.
A wedding ceremony; the Japanese tea ceremony.
- To behave with or insist on formality.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of ceremony
- Middle English ceremonie from Latin caerimōnia religious rite
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Latin caerimonia or caeremonia, later often cerimonia (“sacredness, reverence, a sacred rite”).