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American English: /ˈrɪtʃ(u)əl/
British English: /ˈrɪtʃʊəl/

Translation of ritual in Spanish:


uncountable and countable


  • (slaughter/dance)
    his ritual mid-morning cup of coffee
    su consabida taza de café de media mañana
    the ritual greetings
    los saludos formularios or de rigor
    Example sentences
    • His duties are to lead prayers and to perform ritual sacrifices on religious holidays and special occasions.
    • Tantra set out ritual practices, religious proscriptions, yogic techniques, and philosophical doctrine.
    • At the centre of religious and ritual practice is a division between ‘this’ and ‘the other’ world.

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