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Examples of cavalcade in a Sentence
The cavalcade arrived at the hotel.
a cavalcade of antique cars
a cavalcade of natural disasters
Recent Examples of cavalcade from the Web
However, while Karius was the man rightly in the headlines for the wrong reasons, something doesn't sit right about the cavalcade of social media abuse the German stopper has received since Saturday night.
His Homeward Bound — Farewell Tour will be a career-spanning two-hour-plus cavalcade of hits.
This year the unclothed cavalcade will be led by beloved burlesque artist Trixie Minx, who plans to ride in a pedicab wearing a glittering golden bicycle helmet, emphasizing bicycle safety.
With Overgard kept studiously free of any real character details, the movie can start to feel strangely monotonous, an endless cavalcade of catastrophe that at times stretches the limits of credibility.
While these stars stood out among the cavalcade of celebrities supporting the theme, the red carpet event was rife with crosses, rosary beads and other religious imagery designed to turn heads and be provocative on the red carpet.
In the white corner stand Real Madrid with 12 European championship titles under their belt -including three of the last four- and a cavalcade of names and experience like no other team in the continent.
As ocean meets sky in a dazzling cavalcade of waterborne and sky-going vessels, Finn has a last chance to say goodbye to his grandfather in this lovely book about grief and imagination.
Food trends currently lean toward fusion, gluten-free, ketogenic, vegan and a cavalcade of pretentious hipster contrivances.
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The History of cavalcade
When cavalcade was first used in English, it meant "a horseback ride" or "a march or raid made on horseback." Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, used it this way in his 1647 History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: "He had with some Troops, made a Cavalcade or two into the West." From there came the "procession of riders" meaning and eventual applications to processions in a broader sense. Cavalcade came to English via French from the Old Italian noun cavalcata, which in turn came from an Old Italian verb, cavalcare, meaning "to go on horseback." Ultimately, these words came from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse." The combining form –cade also appears in other words describing particular kinds of processions, such as motorcade or the less common aquacade.
Origin and Etymology of cavalcade
CAVALCADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cavalcade for English Language Learners
: a line of riders, vehicles, etc., moving along in the same direction
: a series of related things
CAVALCADE Defined for Kids
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