com·​mem·​o·​ra·​tive | \ kə-ˈmem-rə-tiv How to pronounce commemorative (audio) , -ˈme-mə-; -ˈme-mə-ˌrā-tiv\

Definition of commemorative

: intended as a commemoration especially : issued in limited quantities for a limited time to honor or feature someone or something a commemorative stamp

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Other Words from commemorative

commemorative noun
commemoratively adverb

Examples of commemorative in a Sentence

commemorative stamps for the stars of American popular music

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The volunteer committee that’s organizing the events is also selling commemorative silver coins to note the milestone. Don Stacom,, "As it approaches 150 years, Plainville plans celebration for July," 20 June 2019 Proceeds from merchandise sales, including special commemorative T-shirts designed by Prince’s longtime art designer Steve Parke, and meet-and-greet packages with NPG, will go to the various charities and underprivileged youth Prince supported. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Morris Hayes from New Power Generation Talks 'Celebrating Prince' Tribute at First Avenue: 'You Cannot Replace Prince'," 27 June 2018 The general admission is $25 per person and $45 for FOCUS Rocker, which includes VIP seating, perks and a commemorative T-shirt. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 19 June 2018 Each Bike Safari ticket includes a commemorative T-shirt and admission to the post-ride party at the zoo's events pavilion, which will feature music, games, food for purchase and more. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Want to ride your bike in the Detroit Zoo? Here's your chance," 6 June 2018 The cost includes the shark dive, a combo ticket to Wonders of Wildlife, showers and locker rooms for personal belongings, a commemorative T-shirt and a souvenir flash drive to take home photos from the dive. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Soon in the Missouri Ozarks, you can dive with sharks at this aquarium," 1 June 2018 Registered paddlers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, grilled lunch with chips and drink and be eligible for prize drawings. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Registration still open for Canoe and Kayak Race on Fox River," 24 May 2018 Registration: $35 advance, $50 day of run/walk (includes admission to the zoo for the day, finisher’s medal, commemorative t-shirt, post-race refreshments and door prizes). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "How to Festival, Throo the Zoo and more to do in Louisville this week," 7 Mar. 2018 The commemorative coins included in this year's purses celebrated Queen Victoria's 200th birthday, as well as one of the U.K.'s most enduring fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "For a Joint Appearance with Queen Elizabeth, Princess Eugenie Rewears a Floral Erdem Dress," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of commemorative

1612, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of commemorative

: intended to honor an important event or person from the past

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