coronation

noun cor·o·na·tion \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnā-shən , ˌkär- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of coronation

:the act or occasion of crowning; also :accession to the highest office

Examples of coronation in a Sentence

  1. the coronation of Queen Elizabeth

Recent Examples of coronation from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coronation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of coronation

Middle English coronacion, from Anglo-French, from coroner to crown


CORONATION Defined for English Language Learners

coronation

noun

Definition of coronation for English Language Learners

  • : a ceremony in which a crown is placed on the head of a new king or queen


CORONATION Defined for Kids

coronation

noun cor·o·na·tion \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of coronation for Students

:the act or ceremony of crowning a king or queen


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coronation? 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

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!