pomp and circumstance

Definition of pomp and circumstance

  1. :  impressive formal activities or ceremonies

Word by Word Definitions

pompplay
  1. :  a show of magnificence :  splendor

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

    :  ostentatious display :  vainglory

circumstanceplay
  1. :  a condition, fact, or event accompanying, conditioning, or determining another :  an essential or inevitable concomitant

    :  a subordinate or accessory (see 2accessory 2) fact or detail

    :  a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event (as a crime)


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