Definition of ceremonious
1 : devoted to forms and ceremony ceremonious courtiers
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a ceremony a ceremonious occasion
3 : according to formal usage or prescribed procedures the cold and ceremonious politeness of her curtsey — Jane Austen
4 : marked by ceremony a ceremonious procession
Examples of ceremonious in a Sentence
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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Consider this race to be the current MX-5’s ceremonious send-off as the next iteration arrives.
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CEREMONIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ceremonious for English Language Learners
: formal and serious : suitable for a ceremony
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