- a procession of persons riding on horses, in horsedrawn carriages, in cars, etc.
- any procession.
- any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.
Origin of cavalcade
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Examples from the Web for cavalcade
Arm people with a cloak of anonymity and a shield of non-accountability, and watch the cavalcade of crazy charge.Solange Is Blue Ivy’s Mom and Other Crazy Conspiracy Theories
May 15, 2014
Yet surprisingly, the woman who originated this annual cavalcade now dismisses the spectacle she seemingly created.Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical
March 2, 2014
There is certainly no room in Twitter's 140 characters for the cavalcade of caveats that trail the so-called “agreement.”There Is No Iranian Nuclear Deal
November 26, 2013
First was the cavalcade of denials and baffling cover-ups she fired off to defend herself.My Search for Amanda Bynes … and Why I’m Calling It Off
May 29, 2013
In a cavalcade of similar stunts played regularly by radio announcers around the world.Aussie DJ's in Tragic Suicide Prank: Full Text of Their Emotional First Interview
December 10, 2012
Before the cavalcade entered the mouth of the cañon he had some thirty men about him.Way of the Lawless
He ran a short distance away from us, circling our cavalcade.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Under the archway they rode, Farnese at the head of the cavalcade.The Strolling Saint
How am I a sharer in his triumphs, save as the charger that marches in the cavalcade?Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
The November evening had closed in when the cavalcade entered Canterbury.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
- a procession of people on horseback, in cars, etc
- any processiona cavalcade of guests
Word Origin and History for cavalcade
1590s, via Middle French cavalcade (15c.), from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare "to ride on horseback," from Vulgar Latin *caballicare (also source of Spanish cabalgada, Portuguese cavalgata), from Latin caballus (see cavalier). Literally, "a procession on horseback;" in 20c. -cade came to be regarded as a suffix and taken to form motorcade (1913), etc.