Meaning of “cavalcade” in the English Dictionary

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"cavalcade" in British English

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cavalcadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkæv.əlˈkeɪd/ us /ˌkæv.əlˈkeɪd/

Examples from literature

  • All at once I was aroused from my apathy by a shout from the front calling out to the cavalcade to halt. 
  • Last of all came Columbus, elegantly mounted and surrounded by a brilliant cavalcade of young Spaniards. 
  • Now, as she journeyed towards the Holy City with her cavalcade of eleven camels and thirteen horses, she saw the first part of the prophecy fulfilled, and laughingly avowed that she expected to see its final accomplishment. 
  • Processions and cavalcades, bands of music and cannon-firing made every day a day of excitement. 
  • Then the cavalcade would sweep on its way and the street be duller than before. 

(Definition of “cavalcade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)