Definition of congratulation in English:

congratulation

Line breaks: con|gratu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /kənɡratjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

(congratulations)
1Words expressing one’s praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion: our congratulations to the winners [as exclamation]: congratulations on a job well done!
More example sentences
  • The community sends them congratulations and every good wish for a long and happy life together.
  • This is a great achievement and congratulations are extended to all concerned.
  • She has received many messages of congratulations and has been wished many more happy years.
Synonyms
1.1 [mass noun] The action of expressing congratulations: he began pumping the hand of his son in congratulation
More example sentences
  • Thanks everyone for popping by with words of congratulation and praise.
  • Laughing is a more involuntary reaction than people are willing to admit sometimes, and to chuckle is a sign of recognition, not congratulation.
  • Muted conversations turn to laughter, shouts of acclaim and congratulation.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin congratulatio(n-), from the verb congratulari (see congratulate).

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