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English definition of “ticker-tape parade”

ticker-tape parade

noun [C]   /ˈtɪk.ə.teɪp.pəˌreɪd/ US  /-ɚ-/ US
a special celebration in which someone who is being shown respect for achieving something very important walks or drives along streets in a city and small pieces of paper are thrown over them from the windows of tall buildingsCeremoniesWalking and walkers
(Definition of ticker-tape parade noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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