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pageantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpædʒ.ənt/
(Definition of pageant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pageantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpædʒ·ənt/
a show, ​celebration, or ​parade (= a ​largenumber of ​peoplewalking or ​marching together), esp. one in which ​peoplewearspecialclothing or ​act out ​events from the past: the ​MissChinatown pageant Our ​schoolheld a Pageant of ​Great Women.
pageantry
noun [U]  us   /ˈpædʒ·ən·tri/
Between ​games, the ​traditional pageantry ​includes the Parade of Champions.
(Definition of pageant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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