noun \ˈpämp\

: the impressive decorations, music, clothing etc., that are part of some formal events

Full Definition of POMP

:  a show of magnificence :  splendor <every day begins … in a pomp of flaming colours — F. D. Ommanney>
:  a ceremonial or festival display (as a train of followers or a pageant)
a :  ostentatious display :  vainglory
b :  an ostentatious gesture or act

Origin of POMP

Middle English, from Anglo-French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, pomp, from Greek pompē act of sending, escort, procession, pomp, from pempein to send
First Known Use: 14th century

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