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Definition of "pageantry" [pag•eant•ry]

  • Pageants and their presentation. (noun)
  • Grand display; pomp. (noun)
  • Empty show; flashy display. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pageantry" in a sentence
  • "You've got to hand it to the Brits: they redefine the meaning of the word pageantry."
  • "The opportunity to participate in large-scale public ritual, with musicians, dancers, procession and pageantry, is a powerful way to experience religion and religious freedom."
  • "Far away from the extreme of pageantry is real life."