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pomp

noun [U] uk   /pɒmp/ us    /pɑːmp/
impressive and colourful ceremonies, especially traditional ceremonies on public occasions: The prime minister was received with all the traditional pomp and ceremony that is laid on for visiting heads of government. Despite all the pomp of his office/position, he has only limited powers. pomp and circumstance formal ceremonies: After two hours of pomp and circumstance, the diplomas were awarded and the audience went wild.
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