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English definition of “pageant”

pageant

noun [C]    /ˈpædʒ·ənt/
a show, celebration , or parade (= a large number of people walking or marching together), esp . one in which people wear special clothing or act out events from the past: the Miss Chinatown pageant Our school held a Pageant of Great Women. pageantry    /ˈpædʒ·ən·tri/ noun [U] Between games , the traditional pageantry includes the Parade of Champions .
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