WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
cel•e•bra•tion /ˌsɛlə ˈbreɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an event or occasion of celebrating: [countable]The postwar celebrations went on for days.[uncountable]a period of quiet celebration.
  2. praise:[uncountable]Celebration for this fine author came only after her death.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cel•e•bra•tion  (sel′ə brāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act of celebrating.
  2. the festivities engaged in to celebrate something.
  • Latin celebrātiōn- (stem of celebrātiō) big assembly. See celebrate, -ion
  • 1520–30

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