pageant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pageantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpædʒ.ənt/
mainly US a ​competition for ​young women in which they are ​judged on ​theirbeauty and other ​qualities: a beauty pageant UK a show, usually ​performedoutside, that consists of ​peoplewearingtraditionalclothing and ​acting out ​historicalevents: Our ​youngestson is taking ​part in the ​school pageant. any ​colourful and ​impressive show or ​ceremony
(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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