grand march


: an opening ceremony at a ball that consists of a march participated in by all the guests

Examples of grand march in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The grand march will be held in the school's gym. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2021 Their Trans Pride event, which includes a grand march and block party, will take place June 4 at Charles and North 23rd streets. Lea Skene, Baltimore Sun, 1 Apr. 2022 The junior prom will start with the grand march running from 4 to 4:45 p.m., dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and the dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2021 The senior prom's grand march will run from 5 to 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. and the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2021 The inaugural parade at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. EST, and Beshear will be sworn in at 2 p.m. A grand march presenting the new governor and lieutenant governor will begin at 8 p.m., and two inaugural balls will run from 9 p.m. to midnight. USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2019 Following the court's grand march, the festivities continued at the hotel's Waterbury Ballroom. ******* To reach Sue Strachan, send an email to or call 504.450.5904. Sue Strachan,, 30 Jan. 2018 The King and Queen of Freret, Ryan Gerlich and Kristi Jacobs-Stanley, were introduced to the court before the grand march ended the official presentation. Sue Strachan,, 30 Jan. 2018 Concluding the ball portion of the night (there was a queen's supper after) was a grand march of Proteus and Queen Layne and maids with escorts. Sue Strachan,, 24 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grand march was in 1872

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“Grand march.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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