cavalcade

[ kav-uhl-keyd, kav-uhl-keyd ]
/ ˌkæv əlˈkeɪd, ˈkæv əlˌkeɪd /

noun

a procession of persons riding on horses, in horsedrawn carriages, in cars, etc.
any procession.
any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.

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Origin of cavalcade

1585–95; <Middle French <early Italian cavalcata horseback raid, equivalent to cavalc(are) to ride on horseback (<Late Latin caballicāre, equivalent to caball(us) horse (see cavalier) + -icā- v. suffix + -re infinitive ending) + -ata-ade1

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British Dictionary definitions for cavalcade

cavalcade
/ (ˌkævəlˈkeɪd) /

noun

a procession of people on horseback, in cars, etc
any processiona cavalcade of guests

Word Origin for cavalcade

C16: from French, from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare to ride on horseback, from Late Latin caballicāre, from caballus horse
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