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ceremonia

ceremony

noun

ceremonia
feminine noun
1. ceremony (acto)
  • ceremonia de apertura -> opening ceremony
  • ceremonia de clausura -> closing ceremony
  • ceremonia inaugural -> opening ceremony
  • ceremonia iniciática o de iniciación -> initiation ceremony
2. ceremony, pomp (pompa, boato)
  • recibieron a los reyes con gran ceremonia -> they welcomed the king and queen with great pomp

ceremonia [thay-ray-mo’-ne-ah]
noun
1. Ceremony, outward rite, external form of religion. (f)
2. Ceremony, formality, forms of civility. (f)
3. Ceremony, outward form of state. (f)
4. Course, empty form, an affected compliment paid to a person. (f)
  • Lo hace de pura ceremonia -> he does it out of mere ceremony
  • De ceremonia -> with all ceremony or pomp
  • Reunirse de ceremonia -> formal meeting, ceremonial meeting

ceremonia
1 (acto) ceremony
ceremonia de apertura opening ceremony
ceremonia de clausura closing ceremony
ceremonia inaugural inaugural ceremony
ceremonia religiosa religious ceremony; (religious) service
2 (afectación) formality; ceremoniousness
es muy llano y le molesta tanta ceremonia he's very straightforward and all this formality annoys him; ¡déjate de ceremonias! don't stand on ceremony!; sin ceremonia: el rey nos habló sin ceremonias the king spoke to us plainly o without any ceremony; se despidió sin ceremonias he said goodbye without a fuss
El chófer desciende del vehículo y abre sin ceremonia la portezuela nos recibió educadamente, pero sin ceremonias

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