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pompnoun

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

[U] impressive and ​colourfulceremonies, ​especiallytraditionalceremonies on ​publicoccasions: The ​primeminister was ​received with all the ​traditional pomp and ​ceremony that is ​laid on for ​visitingheads of ​government. Despite all the pomp of his ​office/​position, he has only ​limitedpowers.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 formalceremonies: 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/
showy, ​formalceremony, esp. on ​publicoccasions: Pomp and ​pageantryaccompanied the ​royalcouple on ​theirstatevisit.
(Definition of pomp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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