American English

Definition of celebration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a special event that people organize in order to celebrate something birthday/wedding celebrations
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of celebrating something Her triumph was a cause for celebration. a party in celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary The memorial service was a celebration of his life (= praised what he had done in his life).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: celebration