hit parade


: a group or listing of the most popular or noteworthy items of a particular kind (such as popular songs)

Examples of hit parade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then, the two-out hit parade commenced: A line drive single by Wander Franco. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023 Junior Olivia Reilly ripped an RBI double to plate her twin, Caitlin, and cap the hit parade. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2023 But in 2020, this data mirror instead presented many users with unexpected empirical evidence of their pandemic coping mechanisms: a strange hit parade of ambient music, background noise and calming sound effects that soothed them through an unusually anxious and sleepless time. New York Times, 24 Dec. 2020 Don’t expect a hit parade of masterpieces! New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 Disney will tell you that every ride tells a story, which is true to a point, and of course most attractions feature one or more tunes from the endless hit parade that is the Disney musical canon. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 The fact that ‘90s fashion is experiencing a comeback only helps to boost the film’s nostalgic appeal — not to mention the soundtrack, which is a hit parade of grunge-y anthems. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 24 Oct. 2022 No Way Home; the chart-topping return of the Scream franchise; and the recent back-to-back-to-back hit parade of Uncharted, The Batman, and The Lost City. Brian Raftery, EW.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Primed for outdoor parties in the spring and summer, the collection features a hit parade of styles, from puff sleeves and off-shoulder necklines to micro florals, Victoriana, prairie chic, and more. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hit parade was in 1929

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“Hit parade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20parade. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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