Simple Definition of pageant
: a play or performance made of scenes from a historical event or a legend
Full Definition of pageant
Examples of pageant in a sentence
They disagreed with the pageant judges.
Their church puts on an annual Christmas pageant.
Origin and Etymology of pageant
Middle English pagyn, padgeant, literally, scene of a play, from Anglo-French pagine, pagent, from Medieval Latin pagina, perhaps from Latin, page
First Known Use: 14th century
PAGEANT Defined for Kids
Definition of pageant for Students
1 : a grand and fancy public ceremony and display
2 : an entertainment made up of scenes based on history or legend <a Christmas pageant>
3 : a contest in which a group of women or girls are judged <a beauty pageant>
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