Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
  2. (noun, event) a rich and spectacular ceremony

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Synonyms of Pageantry


Alternate forms of Pageantry

Hypernyms: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance, representation

Origin of the word Pageantry

  1. 1650s; see pageant. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Pageantry

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