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
Examples of commemorative in a Sentence
commemorative stamps for the stars of American popular music
Recent Examples of commemorative from the Web
The ticket includes admission, a tasting card for 40 samples and a commemorative glass.
Each of the five transiting vessels received a commemorative plaque, but there wasn’t the fanfare and fireworks of last year when the expansion — seven years under construction and two years behind schedule — finally opened.
The auction features vintage electronics, transistor radios, commemorative pens and an autographed Tour de France yellow jersey.
That summer, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ordered the removal of the Confederate battle flag from state commemorative license plates.
The commemorative event at the 5th Marines Memorial Park, in the San Mateo area of the base drew 150 Marines, Sailors, guests, and community members.
Readers in search of the full Vanity Fair–Star Wars experience, including all four covers, a commemorative poster, and early access to our digital editions, with lightsaber effects by Industrial Light & Magic, on May 24, can purchase here.
Selected winners must provide a birth certificate or commemorative birth certificate to receive funds.
The most touching part of the ceremony, though, was when Rafa’s uncle and longtime coach, Toni, presented his nephew with a commemorative trophy.
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First Known Use of commemorative
COMMEMORATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commemorative for English Language Learners
: intended to honor an important event or person from the past
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