Definition of coronation
: the act or occasion of crowning; also : accession to the highest office
Examples of coronation in a Sentence
the coronation of Queen Elizabeth
Recent Examples of coronation from the Web
There’s more to the tradition's British roots besides its debut at Edward VII's coronation.
In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
Mozart’s No. 19 was played at the coronation of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II in 1790.
Bolek allowed his signature to appear in the passports, and presided over royal events organised by Tomas, including a lavish coronation ceremony in the town of Vsetin in 2000.
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Origin and Etymology of coronation
Middle English coronacion, from Anglo-French, from coroner to crown
First Known Use: 14th century
CORONATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of coronation for Students
: the act or ceremony of crowning a king or queen
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