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Dictionary Definition

celebration

Noun

1 a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event [syn: jubilation]
2 any joyous diversion [syn: festivity]
3 the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage" [syn: solemnization, solemnisation]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.
  2. The act, process of showing gratitude as an event in a group.

Translations

social gathering for entertainment and fun
act or process of showing gratitude

Extensive Definition

Celebration may refer to:
Celebration may also be:
celebration in Japanese: セレブレーション

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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