cel·​e·​bra·​to·​ry | \ ˈse-lə-brə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce celebratory (audio) , ˌse-lə-ˈbrā-tə-rē \

Definition of celebratory

: of, relating to, expressing, or characterized by celebration The tone of the article was celebratory. Both band and audience seemed in celebratory moods, with massive cheers erupting when the lights went out …— Emily Burnham : used or intended for use in celebrating We went for a celebratory drink after the game. And you can even find meals that don't have any turkey at all; for many Westerners, Thanksgiving dinner is more about celebratory feasting than ironclad tradition, so chefs update their menus with everything from lobster with tomato-basil polenta to butternut squash lasagna.— Colleen Dunn Bates Also beginning in earnest is the crop of celebratory activities to mark the 250th anniversary of the quintessential college town.— James Heflin

First Known Use of celebratory

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Celebratory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebratory. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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