Definitions

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  • adj. In the manner of, or forming part of, a celebration.

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  • adj. used for celebrating

Etymologies

celebrate +‎ -ory (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "It's lightened a lot of spirits," said Greg Stank, 24 years old, as he departed on what he called a "celebratory march."

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  • And sincerely, to those in celebratory ways, my wishes for happiest of Passover, Easter, Beckett’s Birthday, etc.

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  • In Australia the headline writers have coined the celebratory phrases already.

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  • British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was "angry and repulsed", while his foreign secretary, David Miliband, termed the celebratory images "deeply upsetting."

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  • Also, more gun fire both (ph) celebratory, which is the custom in many Arab funerals to fire guns in the air, and also by security officers trying to still clear people away.

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  • Mandela goes to the White House to meet President Clinton Tuesday for what U.S. officials are calling a celebratory summit.

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  • The article also described a drunken dinner party in Paris involving McChrystal, his aides and their wives, but the inspector general concluded it was "celebratory" - it was McChrystal's wedding anniversary - but not drunken or disorderly.

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  • Anti-Olympic protesters will have their last chance Sunday to draw world attention to their issues, but they appear headed into their so-called celebratory street party more divided and disparate than they were even as the loose coalition that organized a massive demonstration on the Games 'opening day.

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  • Washington Post, in what I would describe as a celebratory article, is very clear about what Shora's role will be at TSA.

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  • Just a lot of, you know, kind of celebratory noise at the camp.

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