Celebration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌselɪˈbreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word celebration
Brit.  |sɛlɪˈbreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word celebration


- a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event (syn: jubilation)
- any joyous diversion (syn: festivity)
- the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual(syn: solemnisation, solemnization)

the celebration of marriage


We are celebrating my birthday by going out to dinner.

The family gathered to celebrate Christmas.

We are celebrating our anniversary next week.

They are celebrating the birth of their third child.

The book celebrates the movies of the past.

Her lecture celebrated the genius of the artist.

He is celebrated for his contributions to modern science.

A priest celebrates Mass at the church daily.

The show is a celebration of new young talent.

I think this is a cause for celebration (=reason to celebrate).

Their marriage was a cause for celebration.

By tradition, the celebration begins at midnight.

The celebration ended with a spectacular fireworks display.

He did a celebration dance in the end zone after scoring the touchdown.

We heard the sound of corks popping as the celebration began.

Word forms

singular: celebration
plural: celebrations
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