Pronunciation: (kun-grach"u-lā'shun or, often, -graj"-, kung-), [key]
1. the act of congratulating.
2. congratulations,an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.
congratulations,(used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another): Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!
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