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pompnoun

uk   /pɒmp/ us   /pɑːmp/
  • pomp noun (CEREMONY)

[U] impressive and colourful ceremonies, especially traditional ceremonies on public occasions: The prime minister was received with all the traditional pomp and ceremony that is laid on for visiting heads of government. Despite all the pomp of his office/position, he has only limited powers.
in sb's pomp
informal at a time when someone was most successful or popular: Today his game was reminiscent of that of Pele in his pomp.
pomp and circumstance
formal ceremonies: After two hours of pomp and circumstance, the diplomas were awarded and the audience went wild.
  • pomp noun (HAIR)

[C] informal a pompadour
(Definition of pomp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pompnoun [U]

us   /pɑmp/
(Definition of pomp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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