pageantry

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noun pag·eant·ry \ˈpa-jən-trē\

Definition of pageantry

  1. 1 :  pageants and the presentation of pageants

  2. 2 :  colorful, rich, or splendid display :  spectacle

  3. 3 :  mere show :  empty display

Examples of pageantry in a sentence

  1. I like the tradition and pageantry that come with graduations.

1609

First Known Use of pageantry

1609


PAGEANTRY Defined for English Language Learners

pageantry

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noun pag·eant·ry \ˈpa-jən-trē\

Definition of pageantry for English Language Learners

  • : the use of special clothing, traditions, and ceremonies as part of a special event or celebration


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