Meaning of christening in English:

christening

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪs(ə)nɪŋ/

Translate christening into Spanish

noun

  • A Christian ceremony at which a baby is christened; a baptism.

    as modifier ‘a christening robe’
    • ‘Our function room is booked virtually every night of the week with weddings, christenings and funerals.’
    • ‘It's really important for people for weddings, funerals, christenings and worship.’
    • ‘My older cousins were also at the party with their kids which was a rare treat as we only see each other every few years, weddings, christenings, funerals.’
    • ‘I like the fact that there is a requiem mass to celebrate the end of someone's life; I like the fact that there are baptisms and christenings.’
    • ‘Apart from christenings, weddings and funerals I have been to church exactly once in my life and that was aged ten when taken by my Gran.’
    • ‘But statistics of falling church attendance in the UK show that the Church can no longer take this for granted; people go to other places for help these days, and only come to church for christenings, weddings and funerals.’
    • ‘On dark winter nights when I turned the key in the vestry door, I entered a spiritual time-machine, awash with ghosts from a century of christenings, weddings, funerals, harvests and carol services.’
    • ‘I'm not overly religious, I don't attend church and probably only step inside one for weddings, funerals and christenings, but I feel that it's the right way of doing it.’
    • ‘Their lives were intertwined in many ways, through weddings, funerals, christenings, parties etc.’
    • ‘Hackney cars in Ireland transported brides to weddings, infants to christenings and mourners to funerals.’
    • ‘I was brought up with very little religion around me, my parents go to church for weddings, christenings and funerals and that's it.’
    • ‘I scarcely go to church, essentially weddings, funerals and christenings are what it takes to get me there.’
    • ‘With an ageing and small congregation of only about ten people there aren't many weddings or christenings.’
    • ‘Another reason to feel distress about this matter is the effect it would have on the dedicated bands of bell-ringers who regularly practise this traditional art and help celebrate events such as weddings or christenings.’
    • ‘The new extension will increase our capacity from 70 to 125, enabling us to attract more outside bookings such as birthday parties, wedding receptions and christenings.’
    • ‘The photographs in Robert's collection include holiday pictures, weddings, christenings, football matches and birthday parties.’
    • ‘The new ceremonies are thought likely to hit demand for christenings by the Church of Scotland and other Christian churches.’
    • ‘As with many other immigrant groups, the Poles maintain traditions most closely in those ceremonies for which the community holds great value: weddings, christenings and funerals.’
    • ‘The St George Chapel has witnessed christenings, weddings and funerals, and has given comfort to the Defence community in times of conflict and peace.’
    • ‘In this code, Virginia's Christian ministers were required to record all christenings, marriages and burials they performed.’