pomp and circumstance

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pomp and circumstance

:impressive formal activities or ceremonies

Word by Word Definitions

pomp play
  1. : a show of magnificence : splendor

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

  3. : ostentatious display : vainglory

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

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

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


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to praise usually to excess

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