noun \ˌka-vəl-ˈkād, ˈka-vəl-ˌ\

: a line of riders, vehicles, etc., moving along in the same direction

: a series of related things

Full Definition of CAVALCADE

a :  a procession of riders or carriages
b :  a procession of vehicles or ships
:  a dramatic sequence or procession :  series

Examples of CAVALCADE

  1. The cavalcade arrived at the hotel.
  2. a cavalcade of antique cars
  3. a cavalcade of natural disasters


French, ride on horseback, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare to go on horseback, from Late Latin caballicare, from Latin caballus horse; akin to Greek kaballeion horse, Middle Irish capall workhorse
First Known Use: 1644

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