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
They disagreed with the pageant judges.
Their church puts on an annual Christmas pageant.
Origin 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
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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