Meaning of “pageant” in the English Dictionary

(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 large number of people walking or marching together), esp. one in which people wear special clothing or act out events from the past:

the Miss Chinatown pageant
Our school held a Pageant of Great Women.
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)