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Characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behaviour
“The tunic has been a common element since the early 19th century, but while still worn on formal occasions and by senior officers, it has been phased out over the past decade.”
Marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
“But he was obsessively formal and had about as much liveliness as a salted cod, and Bahzell simply couldn't warm to him as he had to Charrow or Sir Terrian.”
Of or denoting a style of writing or public speaking characterized by more elaborate grammatical structures and more conservative and technical vocabulary
“This makes the diction simple and easy to understand with humorous differences between this writing style and other more formal ones.”
Having a conventionally recognized form, structure, or set of rules
“As a singer, did you have any formal training or did you just begin knowing that you wanted to sing?”
Officially sanctioned or recognized
“AIB said it could not comment on individual cases, but added that all loans were sanctioned via formal written documentation.”
Very dignified in form, tone, or style
“… the formal language of the coronation ceremony.”
A social gathering for dancing
“… he asked her to the formal at the end of the year.”
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