Definition of commemoratory in US English:



  • Serving to commemorate; commemorative.

    • ‘Even the effort to produced a commemoratory milestone to this extent, is a benchmark for others to attain.’
    • ‘In celebration of this victory, they are planning a commemoratory event.’
    • ‘Space between the masts allow a moment of pause, enhanced by the location of a commemoratory base - an inscribed granite marker bearing relevant dates and names.’
    • ‘The youth-association movement will be responsible for organizing the day's commemoratory activities, which will be focused on the participation of young people and youth policies.’
    • ‘Then, the meeting ended with a session for questions and answers, the exchange of commemoratory gifts, and a commemoratory photograph.’
    • ‘The gala was a special commemoratory event.’
    • ‘The service's new memorial comes at the beginning of a year-long series of commemoratory events leading up to the Air Force's 60th anniversary.’
    • ‘Hold a commemoratory service and either keep or part with the items in whatever way you feel appropriate.’
    • ‘Women do not attend funerals, but do participate in the commemoratory feasts held at seven days, forty days, and one year after a death.’
    • ‘This year, 2004, marks the 125th Anniversary of this historic event and a special commemoratory ceremony will be held July 2, 2004, beginning at 1: 00 PM.’