N-UNCOUNTPeople use pageantry to refer to the colourful and formal things that are done for special official or royal occasions, for example the wearing of special clothes and the playing of special music.
He was greeted with all the pageantry of an official state visit.
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Pageantry — Pag eant*ry ( r[y^]), n. Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor. [1913 Webster] Such pageantry be to the people shown. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The pageantry of festival. J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] Syn:… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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pageantry — (n.) 1650s; see PAGEANT (Cf. pageant) + RY (Cf. ry) … Etymology dictionary
pageantry — [n] flashy display affectation, array, ceremonial, ceremony, extravagance, fanfare, flourish, formality, glitter, grandeur, grandiosity, magnificence, ostentation, pageant, panoply, parade, pomp, pomposity, show, spectacle, splash, splendor;… … New thesaurus
pageantry — ► NOUN ▪ elaborate display or ceremony … English terms dictionary
pageantry — [paj′ən trē] n. pl. pageantries 1. pageants collectively 2. grand spectacle; gorgeous display 3. empty show or display … English World dictionary
pageantry — pag|eant|ry [ˈpædʒəntri] n [U] impressive ceremonies or events, involving many people wearing special clothes pageantry of ▪ the pageantry of a military ceremony … Dictionary of contemporary English
pageantry — /paj euhn tree/, n., pl. pageantries. 1. spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation. 2. mere show; empty display. 3. pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants. [1600 10; PAGEANT + RY] Syn. 1. spectacle,… … Universalium
pageantry — noun /ˈpædʒəntɹi/ A pageant; a colourful show or display, as in a pageant. That you aptly will suppose / What pageantry, what feats, what shows, / What minstrelsy, and pretty din, / The regent made in Mytilene / To greet the king … Wiktionary
pageantry — noun (U) impressive ceremonies or events, involving many people wearing special clothes: the pageantry of a military ceremony … Longman dictionary of contemporary English