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Definition of "pomp" []

  • Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral. (noun)
  • Vain or ostentatious display. See Synonyms at 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 "pomp" in a sentence
  • "Mr. and Mr.. Van Sueindell's establishment; and as for Mr. Bellingham, he had never cared much for what he called the pomp and circumstance of pleasure, for he carried pleasure with him in his brilliant conversation and his ready tact."
  • "I do not think it is the role of councillors to indulge in pomp and circumstance: we have been elected to do, not to show."
  • "The NFL can't fully believe in its product, not when its Super Bowl ads are set to Stones music — constant reminders that the pomp is bigger than the play."