pageantry


pag·eant·ry

noun \ˈpa-jən-trē\

: the use of special clothing, traditions, and ceremonies as part of a special event or celebration

Full Definition of PAGEANTRY

1
:  pageants and the presentation of pageants
2
:  colorful, rich, or splendid display :  spectacle
3
:  mere show :  empty display

Examples of PAGEANTRY

  1. I like the tradition and pageantry that come with graduations.

First Known Use of PAGEANTRY

1608

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