Crossword clues for ceremonial
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ceremonial \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, a. [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. c['e]rimonial. See Ceremony.]
Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.
Ceremonial observances and outward show.
Observant of forms; ceremonious.
Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]
He moves in the dull ceremonial track.
Ceremonial \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, n.
A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.
The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court.
The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, "belonging to (religious) ritual," also as a noun, "a ceremonial practice," from Late Latin caerimonialis "pertaining to ceremony," from caerimonia (see ceremony). Related: Ceremonially.
a. 1 Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal. 2 (context archaic English) Observant of forms; ceremonious. alt. 1 Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal. 2 (context archaic English) Observant of forms; ceremonious. n. A ceremony, or series of ceremonies, prescribed by ritual.
adj. marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb"
Ceremonial is the second studio album by the American post-punk band Savage Republic, released in 1985 by Independent Project and Fundamental Records. It has been remixed and reissued, since 1990, accompanied by the Trudge EP. All CD issues contain only the instrumental versions of the songs.
Ceremonial is Pink Cream 69's 11th album. It's the band's first album with a new line-up change, this time featuring drummer Chris Schmidt replacing founding member Kosta Zafiriou.
Some statements about the album written by bass player/producer Dennis Ward and vocalist David Readman:
"We deliberately called the album “Ceremonial” because we feel it’s kind of a celebration of music styles we all grew up with, regardless of what PC69 has done in the past", Ward.
"There were various projects that I was involved in over the last couple of years", adds singer David Readman. "But the work on “Ceremonial” felt like coming home. A real relief."
Usage examples of "ceremonial".
San Francisco, Conrad Aiken, stood looking out over yet another tent city, this one in the Civic Center Park, directly below where he stood partially hidden behind the flags of the United States and of California on the ceremonial balcony area over the magnificently carved double-doorways of City Hall.
This may or may not have been true, but the Ancestress was unquestionably proud of them and brought them out for all great ceremonial occasions.
It is, however, rather the ceremonial side of apiculture that is the interesting feature and this is clearly emphasized in the Tro-Cortesianus.
Trade Master marched with them to the end of the scattered burrows of the village, but the Watcher, though appearing bedabbled in her ceremonial paint, made no such concession to ceremony.
Meguet chose a sword from the wall of ceremonial swords forged for each Holder, and then held the Cygnet away from the wall until, bending, Hew had carried the fire safely through the small door.
I desert my family and cast my fortunes with you, Eban the Hunter, for the stars and the ashes of the ceremonial fire have spoken to me and they say that Eban is a man of greatness and generosity and will help my daughter.
We have met, for instance, with several kinds of present-giving, with auguries for the New Year, with processions of carol-singers and well-wishers, with ceremonial feasting that anticipates the Christmas eating and drinking, and with various figures, saintly or monstrous, mimed or merely imagined, which we shall find reappearing at the greatest of winter festivals.
From the frail, dreamy youth who showed such extraordinary guts when he had his fenestration operation, he has become an extremely competent, managerial sort of holy man with a talent for the ceremonial aspect of his services.
At the head of the table, Glyn sat in a high-backed chair draped with the ceremonial plaid of the kingship.
In a high-backed chair waited King Glyn, dressed in ceremonial clothes: a pure white tunic, richly worked, a golden sword at his side, and the royal plaid, fastened at the shoulder with the enormous ring-brooch that marked him king.
Up on the dais, Glyn sat in his ceremonial clothes with a golden sword in his hand.
In the position I was in, I had to make use of the language of a charlatan, so I resolved on prescribing a ceremonial worship to the sun, at an hour which would insure some regularity in her mode of life.
Today he wore his ceremonial clothes-a black haori with broad padded shoulders over a black kimono stamped with circular gold family crests.
Although he had donned the kirpan for ceremonial reasons, he now wished he could use the curved silver blade to slice the unworthy throats of the protestors.
After all, Khan, too, was armed, with his ceremonial kirpan, so it was only natural that curiosity exceeded caution in his soul.