pomp

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noun \ˈpämp\

Definition of pomp

  1. 1 :  a show of magnificence :  splendor <every day begins … in a pomp of flaming colours — F. D. Ommanney>

  2. 2 :  a ceremonial or festival display (as a train of followers or a pageant)

  3. 3 a :  ostentatious display :  vainglory b :  an ostentatious gesture or act

Origin and Etymology of pomp

Middle English, from Anglo-French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, pomp, from Greek pompē act of sending, escort, procession, pomp, from pempein to send


First Known Use: 14th century



POMP Defined for English Language Learners

pomp

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noun \ˈpämp\

Definition of pomp for English Language Learners

  • : the impressive decorations, music, clothing etc., that are part of some formal events


POMP Defined for Kids

pomp

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noun \ˈpämp\

Definition of pomp for Students

  1. :  a show of wealth and splendor


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