noun. ['ˈrɪtʃuːəl'] any customary observance or practice.
- ceremonial dance
- marriage ceremony
- ritual dancing
- ritual dance
Words that Rhyme with Ritual
Example sentences of the word ritual
The first part of the ceremony involves ritual purification and the bathing of the body.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Christian culture also includes putting dirt on the casket as part of the burial ritual.
Quotes containing the word ritual
1. Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
2. I wish we could make out in your bed."Noah sighed. "As do I, but I'm afraid we have ritual burning to conduct.""It's always something.""Isn't it though?
- Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
3. Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
noun. ['ˈrɪtʃuːəl'] the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies.
- sacramental manduction
- Holy Communion
noun. ['ˈrɪtʃuːəl'] stereotyped behavior.