Definition of ceremonious
- ceremonious courtiers
- a ceremonious occasion
- the cold and ceremonious politeness of her curtsey
- —Jane Austen
- a ceremonious procession
She read the announcement in a very ceremonious way.
a century ago everyday life was much more ceremonious than in our anything-goes era
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: formal and serious : suitable for a ceremony
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