congratulation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˌgrætʃuˈleɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˌgrætʃəˈleɪʃən, kəŋ-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kən grach′ə lāshən or, often, -graj′-, kəng-)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•grat•u•la•tion /kənˌgrætʃəˈleɪʃən, kəŋ-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of congratulating.
  2. congratulations, [plural] an expression of pleasure in the good fortune of another:We sent our congratulations to the happy couple.

interj. 
  1. congratulations. (used to express pleasure in the good fortune of another):Congratulations! You graduated.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•grat•u•la•tion  (kən grach′ə lāshən or, often, -graj′-, kəng-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of congratulating.
  2. congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.

interj. 
  1. congratulations, (used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another):Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!
con•grat′u•lation•al, adj. 
  • Late Latin congrātulātiōn- (stem of congrātulātiō), equivalent. to congrātulāt(us) (see congratulate) + -iōn- -ion
  • late Middle English 1400–50

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