cavalcade was our Word of the Day on 11/05/2016. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
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
Families set out camping chairs in the shade of tall trees, sat on the curb or gathered on porches to watch the cavalcade.
Within days of that story being publicized by The San Diego Union-Tribune, a cavalcade of other alleged victims came forward.
This fact was not lost on rap fans, as evidenced by a cavalcade of Twitter memes suggesting that beef might still be on the menu.
Amy Schumer The comedian joined the cavalcade of celebrities sharing old photos of themselves with their pops.
Danny Coulombe was the latest in a cavalcade of relievers tasked with cleaning the mess Paul Blackburn left.
June 9 Blue Lamp Sabi Kendrick, Jessica White Cloud, Aimee Gruber and Kristen Vacketta provide a quartet of vocal firepower smoldering over a cavalcade of jubilant brass and funky guitars to form the 11-piece ‘60s soul machine the Inciters.
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cavalcade.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cavalcade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).