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noun American English pronunciation: celebration /ˌseləˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a party or special event at which you celebrate something such as a birthday or a religious holiday

    The whole family came for our anniversary celebration.

    The town's centennial celebrations will begin with a parade.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of celebrating something

      It was a night of dancing and celebration.

      in celebration of something:

      He's having a party in celebration of his 84th birthday.

  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when you show your admiration of someone or something

    The ceremony will be a celebration of his life.

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