Part of speech: noun

The act of congratulating; a congratulatory expression.

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Usage examples "congratulation":

  1. After a few words of hearty congratulation the whites threw themselves on the ground, panting and exhausted, after their tremendous exertions. - "On the Pampas", G. A. Henty.
  2. Gift after gift, addresses of congratulation from every district of the country, priestly decrees drawn up in his honor and engraved on tablets of hard stone, lay on every table or leaned against the walls of the vast ball which the guests had just quitted. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. " Mrs. Sturton seems to be afraid of the night- air," Miss Tattersall remarked with a complacent giggle of self- congratulation on being too modern for such prejudices. - "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.