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Meaning of PAGEANTRY

Pronunciation:  'pajuntree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
  2. [n]  a rich and spectacular ceremony

PAGEANTRY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pageant, pageant
 See Also: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance, representation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pag"eant*ry\ (-r[y^]), n.
Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular
quality; splendor.

      Such pageantry be to the people shown.   --Dryden.

      The pageantry of festival.               --J. A.

Syn: Pomp; parade; show; display; spectacle.

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