congratulation

play
noun con·grat·u·la·tion \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of congratulation

  1. 1 :  the act of congratulating

  2. 2 :  a congratulatory expression —usually used in plural Congratulations on your promotion.

Examples of congratulation in a Sentence

  1. Let me offer you my congratulations for being elected.

  2. Please send her my congratulations.

  3. I sent her a letter of congratulations.

Recent Examples of congratulation from the Web

These example sentences are collected from online sources. Help us improve them by sending feedback.

Origin and Etymology of congratulation

see congratulate


First Known Use: 15th century


CONGRATULATION Defined for English Language Learners

congratulation

play
noun con·grat·u·la·tion \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of congratulation for English Language Learners

  • congratulations : a message telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : words that congratulate someone

  • : the act of telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : the act of congratulating someone


CONGRATULATION Defined for Kids

congratulation

play
noun con·grat·u·la·tion \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of congratulation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of expressing pleasure at another person's success or good fortune

  2. 2 :  an expression of pleasure at another person's success or good fortune —usually used in pl.



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up congratulation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!